SIPA's signature Capstone Workshops give students the opportunity to apply the practical skills and analytical knowledge learned at SIPA to a real-world issue for client organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. While students won't complete their MIA/MPA Capstone Workshop until their final semester at SIPA, there are ways to preview what the assignments are like. Here are two Capstone Workshops highlighting some of the compelling work that our Seeples do.
Are you in a sight-seeing mood but don’t want to walk far from SIPA? SIPA grads Roxanne Moin-Safa, MIA 2017, and Amir Safa, MIA 2017, share their explorations that can entertain you just minutes walking distances from Morningside Heights.
Former PA Amir Safa, MIA '17, passes on some words of wisdom and resources to incoming SIPA students.
In addition to taking 14 to 16 credits a semester and participating in student groups, some SIPA students also work part-time jobs or internships. Earlier this semester, SIPA News spoke with Yasmina Dardari MIA ’17 to discuss how she manages the demands of school, her social life, and her internship at Unbendable Media.
Amir Safa, MIA ‘17, talks about one of the last classes he took at SIPA, which was also the first course taught here by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. Why'd Amir enroll in the course? "Why not? It is not everyday one gets to sit down with a former U.S.Treasury Secretary," he says. Read more about the benefits of the course and what it was like learning from the 76th Secretary of the Treasury.
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.
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.