Seeples Spotlight: Amir Safa

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. Our last addition to the team is Amir Safa, He has a bachelor's degree from the University College London in archaeology and comes to SIPA with over 10 years experience in the financial industry including investment banking and asset management. For his interview, he elected to write a mini blog post about what SIPA means to him.

Seeples Spotlight: Andrew Liu

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. Next up, Andrew Liu. He's studying International Security Policy, worked in the Pentagon's Office of the Secretary of Defense as a security policy intern last summer, and served as an active duty Marine for about seven years. Here's what he has to say about his time and SIPA.

Seeples Spotlight: Ayanda Francis

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.

Reason No. 1,538 to come to SIPA

You all know we have some pretty amazing faculty and adjuncts at SIPA. But did you know we bring in some pretty cool talent outside of the program? What if I told you those talented people were also Seeples?

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Tips on the short essay policy question

The deadlines for Fall 2017 application are almost here and a lot of you are in the process of working on your admission essays. The second essay for this cycle (Fall 2017/Spring 2018) asks applicants to express their views about a policy-related question. This is a mandatory essay and the prompt for this changes every year. So PA Sadia Afreen thought it was a good idea to share her take on this year’s prompt and some advice on how you can approach writing it.