2018 Application Wrap-up

Dec 14, 2017
As you put the final touches on your applications to the MPA, MPP and Ph.D. programs, be sure to review the application tips recently posted to the admissions blog. For your reference, the links are posted below.   Getting In Policy Memo Writing Tips What Counts as Relevant Work Experience? 2018 Application Countdown, Part 1 - Letters of Recommendation 2018 Application Countdown, Part 2 - Personal Statement 2018 Application Countdown, Part 3 -...

Politics & Polls #70: Alabama’s Senate Race

Dec 14, 2017
Published by: B. Rose Kelly
Democrat Doug Jones won a pivotal Alabama Senate seat Dec. 12, a victory carrying with it significant national consequences. Jones, a former U.S. attorney, defeated Republican Roy S. Moore, a former chief justice who’s been ensnarled in claims of sexual harassment. Professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the race results in this episode of Politics & Polls. Link: http://bit.ly/PoliticsPolls70 */

2018 Application Countdown, Part 6 - Coming Back to School? Here’s What You Need to Know

Dec 14, 2017
Perhaps you are thinking about coming back to school after working full-time for a number of years. Maybe you’ve been in the for-profit sector and want to pivot to the public sector. Or maybe you are already in the public sector and want to hone your skills. Whatever the case, you may be wondering whether returning to school is the right move, and if so, whether the Woodrow Wilson School is the right place for you. I was in your shoes when I...

2018 Application Countdown, Part 5 - Résumé & Diversity

Dec 13, 2017
The Ingredients of a Strong Résumé Use a two page annotated format.  Begin with paid Professional Work Experience. Provide date, job title and employer. Under each one, provide a brief paragraph of your key assignments and important accomplishments. Some bullet points are fine, but be judicious; substance is more important than format. Include a separate section on Leadership and Public Service. Include examples of leadership in college,...

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