Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Summer Opportunities for Prospective Students

As we discussed in our "Preparing Your Application" series, the ability to clearly articulate why you want to study at SAIS is crucial in developing a strong application. To accomplish this task, you must first acquire a deep understanding of what distinguishes SAIS from comparable graduate schools, and what distinguishes one SAIS degree program from another. The recruiting fairs listed below are excellent opportunities for you to gain insights about the top IR programs by talking with students, alumni, and staff firsthand.

Every summer, alumni, students and admissions staff from five top graduate programs in international affairs host a reception for prospective students. In attendance will be students, alumni, and staff from Johns Hopkins SAIS, Columbia SIPA, Georgetown SFS, Princeton WWS, and Tufts Fletcher. Summerfest will be held in DC and New York City. To register for the event nearest you, visit our recruiting calendar.

PPIA Public Service Expo
The PPIA Public Service EXPO serves as a creative commons for prospective applicants to public policy and international affairs schools. The EXPO brings together representatives of some of the nation’s top graduate programs in public policy and international affairs and employers. Undergraduates and graduate students are invited to attend. Click here for more details.

Virtual APSIA Graduate School Fair
If you can't make it to any of the in-person events above, then you may want to take advantage of the Virtual APSIA Graduate School Fair. At this online event, prospective graduate students can learn about programs from officers of APSIA member schools, including Johns Hopkins SAIS, American SIS, Columbia SIPA, and more. For more about this event, please click here.

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