This semester the Office of Admissions welcomed three new Program Assistants (PAs) to the team. This week I'm introducing you to each of them in the form of self-interviews. It's ladies first, so say "hello" to Ayanda Francis. Ayanda worked as a was Fulbright ETA in Turkey, and after SIPA she plans to join the US Foreign Service. At SIPA, she has been involved in SIPA Students of Color as the former finance chair, Women in Peace and Security as the former Vice President, and has spent her summer in Timor-Leste with UN Women.
In honor of a day where we publically and privately express our love for our significant other -- aka Valentine's Day -- Columbia University is sharing the true love stories of its students and alumni. Every year, we share our own love stories among our Seeples, and have two new stories to share this year. One couple found love in a tile store, although not right away, and the other met in the Peace Corps and reconnected while studying at SIPA.
Here's a HUGE shout-out to two recent grads who were named to the Forbes Social Entrepreneurs 30 Under 30 List. Tsechu Dolma MPA '15, and Sabrina-Natasha Habib MPA-DP '16.
Admissions PA Meagan Barrera talked with current student Ashleigh Montgomery, MIA '17, about how she balances classwork, an internship, an assistantship, and everything in between.
In this guest post SIPA graduate and licensed real estate salesperson Melissa Amin Diaz shares her advice on how incoming students can snag the best New York City apartment in their budget.
Qiuyuan Huang is currently a second-year MPA student at SIPA. She graduated from Peking University in China in 2015 with…
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SIPA students Hisato Tamiya and Yoshihisa Kita discuss what it's like studying at SIPA, and their involvement in the SIPA Japan Study Student Association.
We are hosting a series of Facebook Live Friday information sessions and Seeple interviews this year to help you better prepare your applications. See the schedule for more information on each individualized session.
Zaina Arafat, MIA '09, shares an op-ed on Vice.com, "What I Should Have Said to My Students as Their Muslim American Teacher."
Kaitlyn Wells, Assistant Director of Admissions, hosted a special Facebook Live session with MPA in Development Practice Director Glenn Denning. Catch up on their conversation by watching the recording while you still can!