Thursday, December 22, 2016

Happy Holidays from the Office of Admissions!

Happy Holidays! The Washington, D.C. Office of Admissions will be closed Friday, December 23, through Monday, January 2, due to the holiday break.

Additionally, the office will be closed to walk-ins Tuesday, January 3, 2017 through Friday, January 13, 2017 due to application processing. We will, however, continue to answer inquiries via email and telephone during this time.




Wednesday, December 21, 2016

7 Memorable Johns Hopkins SAIS Moments of 2016

1 | Madeleine Albright's Visit. On October 3, Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State, shared lessons from her long career in government with Professor John McLaughlin and students:


2 | Matteo Renzi's Visit. On October 19, Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy, His Excellency Matteo Renzi joined the Johns Hopkins SAIS community for a Conversation on Trans-Atlantic Relations, Global Security and the Future of the European Union:


3 | The 2016 SAIS Day of Service. On September 2, more than 300 incoming students at the Washington, DC campus participated in the SAIS Day of Service on the National Mall while getting to know their classmates before the start of the academic year:



4 | The 2016 Cherry Blossom Ball. On March 26, we held our annual Cherry Blossom Ball at Arena Stage, hosted by the Student Government Association:


5 | The GPP Cohort's Trip to India. In November, GPP students traveled to India to finalize research projects on issues such as US-India trade policy, democratic reforms, renewable energy, defense diplomacy, and information economies:


6 | The 2016 International Dinner. In November, students prepared foods representing their culture, dressed up in traditional cultural garb, and performed in a school-wide talent show:

 

7 | Snowmageddon 2016: Need we say more?


Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Questions about the Application Process?

Wondering how to enhance your personal statement, how long your resume should be, or if that study abroad transcript is required? We invite you to attend a virtual session hosted by the Office of Admissions on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Eastern time.

An Admissions staff member will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the application process and give you some insight on how to enhance your application.

To access the virtual information session at the scheduled time, please use the following link: connect.johnshopkins.edu/mainfosession. If you have never used Adobe Connect, ensure your computer and network connections are properly configured to provide you with the best possible experience beforehand here.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Admissions Office Hours Update

Walk-In Office Hours
Happy Holidays! The Washington, D.C. Office of Admissions will be closed Friday, December 23, through Monday, January 2, due to the holiday break.  Additionally, the office will be closed to walk-ins Tuesday, January 3, 2017 through Friday, January 13, 2017 due to application processing. We will, however, continue to answer inquiries via email and telephone during this time.

Master of Arts in Global Policy Program Admissions Open Office Hours
The Washington, D.C. Office of Admissions will host open office hours specifically for prospective students for the Master of Arts in Global Policy Program (GPP) on Saturday, December 17, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Office of Admissions in the Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC,  Room 317.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Denise, Why Did You Choose Johns Hopkins SAIS?

Choosing a graduate school was definitely one of the toughest decisions I have ever had to make in my life. Since I didn’t have any full time work experience (being that I was still an undergraduate student), I wasn’t expecting to get into the majority of the schools that I applied to and when I did I was faced with the reality of having to factor in the quality of education, surrounding area, finances, and my long term goals when weighing the pros and cons of each school.

At the end of the day, I chose Johns Hopkins SAIS because of its strong International Development program and because I felt very welcomed when I came to its Open Houseday after I had gotten admitted. The International Development Program provided the perfect mix of economic and social courses that I thought would make me competitive in the job market. I also really appreciated the fact that the school was in DC since I knew that there would be a great number of internship opportunities in the surrounding area. In terms of personal factors, I liked the fact that my parents and my close friends lived in the area and that I was familiar with the area. At the end of the day though, the decisive factor for me though boiled down to how comfortable I felt when I visited the campus and how I just felt like it would be the best fit out of all of the other schools I applied to.

Thanks for reading!
Denise Bonsu (MA'18)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Experienced Professionals, Meet Our Director of Executive Education Recruitment and Outreach This Saturday

On Saturday, December 3, we are will hosting office hours specifically for prospective students interested in our Executive Education degree programs. During open office hours, prospective GPP and MIPP students can meet with the Director of Executive Education Recruitment and Outreach.

To make an appointment during our Saturday office hours, please email the Admissions Office at sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu. Time slots are avaiable between 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. Please be advised that our Executive Education programs are designed for experienced professionals with seven or more years of professional work experience.

If you are unable to visit us this Saturday, plan to attend our MIPP & GPP On-Campus Information Session which will be held on December 9. For more information and to register, please click here.

On a visit to the Hopkins Homewood campus, GPP students participated in a simulation residency students on the 1971 meeting in Geneva




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