This could be your Capstone project one day

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.

What it’s like taking a class with the 76th U.S. Treasury Secretary

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.

Columbia University to open Center for Veteran Transition and Integration

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.