Yesterday was an exhilarating day with newly admitted students, current students, alumni, faculty and staff. The energy was electrifying — I didn’t even mind my feet throbbing in pain from walking around all day or my “lack of voice” this morning from talking so much. It was all worth it. I personally love meeting our admitted students who we have all gotten to know well through their applications. They are all as great in person as they were on paper. It’s also a good time to talk through what’s next and put to rest any concerns that students may have about living in New York City, the SIPA class size, financial aid, and opportunities post graduation.
Our guests were able to meet with faculty from the various concentrations and specializations; sit in plenary discussions about career services and financial aid; hear from one of our luminary professors talk about SIPA and his own experiences during lunch; and get student and alumni perspective on the priceless network and resources afforded them as a member of the SIPA community. And as if that wasn’t enough, we ended the day (the New York way) with drinks, food, and good conversations… all overlooking the New York City skyline.
So far the feedback has been positive… and our goal to make it difficult for them to walk away from SIPA hopefully will be achieved. Because I would hate to see them not come back.