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Is this the year you’re applying to graduate school?

Is this the year you’re applying to graduate school? Even if it’s not, we recommend you connect with schools that you’re interested in early on. Graduate school applications can be time-consuming to gather all of the pieces for, especially if you’re juggling several applications on top of your personal and professional life. You also want to make sure that the program you apply to is the best fit for your goals.

Columbia SIPA will be participating in the APSIA Online Grad School fair on July 25. Register today to learn more about what you can do with a SIPA graduate degree – our alumni work in everything from international trade policy to counter-terrorism to social impact investing (and much more).

APSIA stands for the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, a network of schools that demonstrate their excellence in career-focused, graduate-level, international affairs education. APSIA schools generally stress the application of theory to practical uses and are focused on helping students become meaningful agents of change. APSIA has a robust list of relevant Fellowships & Scholarships for those interested in policy and international affair graduate studies.

If you’re in the area, stop by the Summerfest mini graduate fairs coming up this month. SIPA alumni, current students and admissions staff will be here to answer your questions.

Summerfest New York City
July 17 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
International Affairs Building, Columbia University
420 West 118th Street, Room 1501
New York, NY 10027

Summerfest Washington, D.C. (July)
July 24 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

As a reminder, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is closing early today and will be closed tomorrow in observance of U.S. Independence Day.

Join us for Summerfest 2019 in Boston, D.C. or NYC

Just as many of you are planning your next steps, we here at SIPA are making summer plans! SIPA representatives, along with other top graduate programs in public policy and international affairs, will be holding mini graduate-school fairs this summer in Boston, Washington D.C. and New York City.

If you’ve ever been curious about graduate school, this is your chance to get more information in person. Representatives from the following graduate programs will be available to discuss admissions requirements, the application process, financial aid, and more:

  • Columbia University – School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
  • Georgetown University – Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • Johns Hopkins University – The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • Tufts University – The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Come learn from alumni and admissions staff at these free events. Click on any event below to register.

Summerfest Boston
June 19 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
160 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

Summerfest Washington, D.C. (June)
June 26 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Georgetown University Law Center
120 F Street NW
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Fl.
Washington, D.C. 20001

Summerfest New York City
July 17 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
International Affairs Building, Columbia University
420 West 118th Street, Room 1501
New York, NY 10027

Summerfest Washington, D.C. (July)
July 24 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Join us for Summerfest 2017 in Boston, DC or NYC

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about graduate school, then now’s your chance. Join SIPA for a free evening reception and mini graduate-school fair this summer in Boston, Washington, D.C. or New York City. You’ll get to pick the brains of alumni, students, and staff from five top graduate programs in public policy and international affairs.

Representatives from the following graduate programs will be available to discuss their admissions requirements, the application process, financial aid, and more:

  • Columbia University – School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
  • Georgetown University – Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • Johns Hopkins University – The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • Princeton University – The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • Tufts University – The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Just click on each event below to register.

Summerfest Boston June 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 05:30 PM until 08:00 PM
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
160 Packard Ave
Medford, MA 02155-5815
SIPA Rep: Grace Han, Executive Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

Summerfest NYC 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 05:30 PM until 08:00 PM
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
International Affairs Building
420 W 118th St., Fl 15
New York, NY 10027-7235
SIPA Rep: It’s all hands on deck! Come and meet our entire office at this event!

Summerfest DC July 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 05:30 PM until 08:00 PM
Georgetown Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001-2022
SIPA Rep: Kaitlyn Wells, Assistant Director of Admissions (yup, that’s me!)

 

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Facebook Live Friday Series

I just wanted to take a moment to remind you of a new online resource available to all prospective students and applicants. We’re trying something new this year, dubbed Facebook Live Friday, where I’LL chat with a member of the SIPA community to discuss the facets of the program, student life, and beyond.

Here’s a list of past and upcoming information sessions I’m hosting this year. Make sure you RSVP so you’ll get a reminder about the events.

To come back to the schedule, just look at the right-hand side of the admissions blog, which links you to the Recruitment Calendar, where we list all of the upcoming sessions.

Summer 2016 information session schedule

Summer officially begins today in the United States, and to kick things off I wanted to remind our eager applicants that SIPA’s Office of Admissions & Financial Aid is still open for business. So stop by from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding holidays, to speak with an admissions or financial aid staff member. (Don’t feel pressured to make an appointment as we only accept walk-ins.)

If you’d like to learn more about our two-year degree programs and how to prepare your application, I encourage you to sign up for an upcoming information session. Here’s the schedule:

SIPA MIA, MPA, MPA-DP Information Session
Friday, June 24 at 12:00 PM
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
New York, NY

SIPA MIA & MPA Virtual Information Session
Wednesday, June 29 at 12:00 PM

SIPA MIA, MPA, MPA-DP Information Session
Friday, July 29 at 12:00 PM
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
New York, NY

SIPA MIA, MPA, MPA-DP Information Session
Friday, August 19 at 12:00 PM
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
New York, NY

SIPA MIA & MPA Virtual Information Session
Tuesday, August 23 at 10:00 AM

SIPA MIA, MPA, MPA-DP Information Session
Monday, August 29 at 6:00 PM
SIPA Office of Admissions & Financial Aid
New York, NY

We’re also hosting a handful of special grad fairs this summer:

APSIA Virtual Graduate School Fair
Thursday, July 21 at 10:00 AM

Summerfest DC June 2016
Thursday, June 23 at 5:30 PM
Johns Hopkins University SAIS
Washington, DC
*features an alumni panel with other top graduate schools

Summerfest NYC 2016
Wednesday, July 20 at 5:30 PM
Columbia University SIPA
New York, NY
*features an alumni panel with other top graduate schools

Summerfest DC July 2016
Thursday, July 14 at 5:30 PM
Johns Hopkins University SAIS
Washington, DC
*features an alumni panel with other top graduate schools

 

Looking for more events? Bookmark our recruitment calendars and check back frequently for updated listings.

P.S. Need a summer pick-me-up? Then watch the video below to see why one particular snowman loves the idea of summer!

[Photo Credit: Disney, Frozen]

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—Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Professor of Practice, International and Economic Law and International Affairs

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