Princeton University’s ivy-covered buildings and sprawling campus contrast starkly with Emina Kobiljar’s native Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). At age five, Kobiljar, an MPA I in the Woodrow Wilson School, and her family fled the country when the Bosnian War broke out.
They escaped a few days before the Siege of Sarajevo, an unrelenting military attack on the city that lasted nearly four years. They made their way as refugees nearly 850 miles to...
The summer between an MPA’s two-year life at the Woodrow Wilson School is as unique and impacting as the passion to public service that have brought them back to school. To give you a glimpse into the lives of a few of our students, we asked five volunteers to share the summer internship experience and the impact they had on the organizations and areas in which they lived.
JARED DUVAL - domestic policy
Location: This summer I was the Creative...
Each summer our WWS graduate students disperse all over the world to participate in summer internships to gain practical professional work experience. The photos below capture the student's experience in various locations around the world.
Elena Serna-Wallender at the Federal Reserve Board Room in Washington, D.C. (with Nate Ratledge, Thomas Coen, Anna Fogel, Seyron Foo, and Kate Fritzche): "We took this shot in the Federal Reserve board...
We take a holistic approach in evaluating candidates for admission. Here are key qualities we seek in competitive applicants to our Masters programs at the Woodrow Wilson School.
COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE
We seek to enroll students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service
We weigh the depth of commitment to a career of public service by evaluating both volunteer and professional accomplishments
Your personal statement...
You may have already heard about our international travels as students at the Woodrow Wilson School, often generously supported by the Woo. To encourage foreign language study, the school provides language scholarships to students seeking to learn a language. The stipends can be used in the United States for classes and tutoring, or for language study abroad. This past summer, students traveled around the world to learn languages, from Spanish...
The final installment of our 2012 internship maps! Check out our last post of the “Where Woos Intern” series featuring summer internship positions held across the United States, excluding those in Washington, D.C.
Best of luck to current MPA first years who will be starting their internships in just a few weeks!
View 2012 WWS Internships in the U.S. in a larger map
Full list of internship locations and their corresponding intern’s field:
Written by Marco De Leon
Before my time at the Woodrow Wilson School, I spent my days working on Capitol Hill. While I never directly handled the issue of health care for any Member of Congress, my time in government was nonetheless dominated by the issue. From the agenda-setting politics of the presidential primaries to the protracted and contentious congressional negotiations, any other legislative priorities had to be seen with an eye on the...
As part of our weekly Student Spotlight series, we sat down with current student Maggie Haight and asked five questions about her life prior, during, and after attending the Woodrow Wilson School.
What distinguishes WWS from other schools to you?
I think WWS offers an amazing array of opportunities that really set it apart from the other options out there. First, it has one of the smallest incoming class sizes, so you get to know your...
In our second feature on Stanworth housing, we went inside MPA1 Mayank Misra’s apartment where he lives with his wife Poh (a video journalist at the New York Times) and their beagle, JoJo. They moved to Princeton last fall from New Delhi, India. Their Stanworth apartment is a two bedroom simplex unit – click here to view the floorplan.
One of the special things about the Woodrow Wilson School’s policy programs is that they offer tremendous cross-pollination opportunities between fields. WWS has four academic fields of specialization:
International Relations (I)
Development Studies (II)
Domestic Policy (III)
Economics & Public Policy (IV).
WWS also offers four certificates, including:
Health and Health Policy (HHP)
Science, Technology & Environmental...