Seeples, as SIPA students are affectionately called, are always a busy bunch. Whether they are rallying against injustices in Venezuela, preparing for international travel to North Korea, or interning at the United Nations, students are always on the move and always pursuing their interests. However, the end of the semester means that students are more swamped than usual. Here are some of the things occupying SIPA students’ brain space at the moment:
Ah, the dreaded F-word. With May just a day away, SIPA students are in crunch mode as their classes quickly wind down and final exams lurk around the corner. Long nights in the library have become the norm, and study sessions with friends abound. Though SIPA students are a high-achieving group, many students just want to teleport themselves to the end of the month when their exams will have ended and they have diplomas in their hands.
Student Affairs recently released the first round of assistantships, which notifies first-year students of the jobs they will work at in order to receive their fellowship funding. Seeples are excited by the prospect of having part of their tuition funds figured out, and many are weighing how to pay the remainder of the balance.
Second-year students are in the throes of the all-encompassing job search, which requires them to dance between informal coffee meetups, interviews, and the dreaded, aforementioned final, all while keeping their eye focused on….
The culmination of second-year students’ class work at SIPA is quickly approaching. On May 22, second-year students will be recognized for their late nights spent cramming in Lehman, hours toiled over group projects, persistence finishing the economics and statistics requirements, and general all-around hard work. May 22 feels so close, and yet, so far…