Former PA Ayanda Francis shares her debrief about her Workshop project (aka Capstone assignment) in Kisumu, Kenya with client Alice Visionary Foundation Project.
Earlier this month, Columbia University announced the creation of a new Center for Veteran Transition and Integration that will provide innovative educational programming and support for veterans making the transition to two- and four-year colleges, graduate and professional schools, civilian life, and the workforce. Major Michael Abrams, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and a current Marine Corps Reservist, as well as the founder of FourBlock, a program to prepare veterans for business careers, will lead the center as its executive director. The Center for Veterans will open in the fall of 2017. Read more about the Center's planned services in today's blog post.
A lot happened at SIPA this year that our incoming Fall 2017 Seeples may need to know about prior to joining the program in September. We welcomed some amazing new faculty and community leaders to campus, created capstone projects with institutions in more than 38 countries, celebrated our 70th anniversary, and added to our summer reading lists with new books by SIPA authors, among other activities.
Members of class taught by Yasmine Ergas present in Washington, D.C., on gender politics of populist and nationalist movements.
PA Ayanda Francis was feeling nostalgic her last few days in the Admissions Office, so she decided to use her final blog post as a platform on how our next cohort can get the most out of their time here. Her pearls of wisdom range from "challenge yourself" to "just have fun," and she also reminds all of us to not let imposter syndrom keeps us from reaching our goals.
PA Sadia Afreen shares why Professor Daniel Gross's course, "Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling" was one of her favorite's while at SIPA.
SIPA alumna Gillian Tee is now home in Singapore where she has set up Homage, a start-up which connects professional caregivers with seniors who need help.