Tuesday, June 28, 2016

For Those Who Missed It: Summerfest Recap

This past Thursday, we hosted the first of three Summerfest receptions. For readers who may be unfamiliar with the event, Summerfest is annual series of receptions for prospective students interested in the field of international affairs. Admissions representatives, alumni, and current students from five schools of international affairs, including Johns Hopkins SAIS, discuss careers in international relations, degree offerings, and admissions requirements for entry into graduate school.

To kick off Thursday's reception, Sidney Jackson, SAIS Director of Global Enrollment and Recruitment, delivered opening remarks about the importance of an IR education in today's global climate and introduced the alumni panel, who would later answer a series of questions about their careers and their decision to study IR at the graduate-level.

Speaking on the alumni panel were Aichida Ul-Alflaha of Johns Hopkins SAIS, Laura Taylor-Kale of Princeton Woodrow Wilson School, Chris Maroshegyi of Tufts Fletcher School, Simon Harari of Georgetown School of Foreign Service, and Caroline McGregor of Columbia SIPA. On stage each panelist reflected on their experience choosing a program, and provided insights on their experience as practitioners.

Once the panel concluded, the panelists joined prospective students on the floor for appetizers and for further discussion. Prospective students had the rest of the night to chat with them one-on-one, to visit each school's information table, and to network with other prospective students.

If you missed June 23's Summerfest, be sure register for the July 14 reception that will be held at our campus in DC, or register for the July 20 reception that will be held on-campus at Columbia SIPA in New York City.

Sidney Jackson, Johns Hopkins SAIS Director of Global Enrollment and Recruitment, delivered opening remarks before introducing the alumni panel.

Each panelist reflected on their experience choosing a program, and provided insights on their experience as IR practitioners.





Prospective students had the opportunity to visit each school's information table to ask questions and to pick up materials.




After the panel, the panelists joined prospective students on the floor for complementary appetizers, desserts, and refreshments.

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