Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Congratulations, SAIS Class of 2015!

Thursday, May 21 was a very important day in the SAIS community–over 400 MA, MIEF, MIPP, and PhD students became alumni during our annual commencement ceremony at the DAR Constitution Hall.  And as the picture above shows, the world really is ahead of our students… they will be going to all corners of the globe to put the skills they learned at SAIS into practice in their careers.
To all our recent graduates, we are very proud of you–congratulations on an amazing achievement, and we can’t wait to see what you do next!
If you would like to see more pictures from the SAIS 2015 Commencement, check out thecommencement photo album.  Or, if you would like to watch a video of the ceremony, including commencement speaker Hank Paulson, former Treasury Secretary, click here.
Thanks for reading!
–Erin Skelly, Associate Director of Admissions

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Incoming Students: Have You Checked Your To-Do List Yet?

By now, all our new students should have received an email* from JHU SAIS with instructions on how to activate your JHED ID (that stands for Johns Hopkins Enterprise ID).  This email is key because setting up your JHED ID gives you access to your JHU email account AND the SAIS Insider Portal.
SAIS Insider Portal–what is that, you ask?  We know that many of you have been clamoring for more information, now that you’ve made the very wise decision to attend SAIS.  Well, the SAIS Insider Portal is your one-stop-shop for ALL that information that you’re looking for!  
The SAIS Insider portal is the internal website for the SAIS community, and you’ll be using this a LOT over the next year or two (depending on your degree program).  This page includes information on pretty much EVERYTHING, from course registration to getting SAIS business cards.  Whatever you need, you’ll find it on the portal.  
And we have a special secion designated specifically for incoming students, so you can see just exactly what you need to do to over the coming weeks and months to prepare for your time here at SAIS.  Just click on the menu item at the top of the page titled “Incoming Students” and you’ll find a comprehensive To-Do List, info about housing, Orientation, Career Services and more.
So log in and start checking of items on your To-Do list, today!
*If you haven’t received your JHED email, please make sure to check your spam filter/junk folder for any emails from addresses ending in  If you still can’t locate the email, please contact the SAIS Admissions Office at, and we’ll help you get squared away.
Thanks for reading!
–Erin Skelly, Associate Director of Admissions

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Clock is Ticking!


If you’ve been admitted to SAIS, the clock is ticking!  Today is the last day to accept your offer of admission.  Don’t miss this opportunity to join the SAIS family and our network of 16,000+ alumni around the globe.
To accept your offer of admission, log into your AY account here.
Thanks for reading!
–Erin Skelly, Associate Director of Admissions 
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