PPIA/JSI Alumni Profile - Steeve Simbert

Jun 4, 2014
Published by: Melissa Lyles
In June 2013, I welcomed the 27th cohort of rising undergraduate seniors from across the country to our Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute (PPIA/JSI) program for students interested in public policy. Thirty –five students, hailing from 28 colleges and universities, were here for the seven-week program. 2013 PPIA/JSI CLASS - WOODROW WILSON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS At the welcome event, one student...

Summer Flight

May 27, 2014
Published by: Melissa Lyles
One of the exciting features of our Master in Public Affairs (MPA) program is a 10-week-long summer internship during the summer between the first-and-second-year of our two-year program. Each student is required to intern at a professional level for an agency or organization that is relevant to their course of study and career interests.  From the moment students arrive during Math Camp, Ann Corwin, director of Career Services and Alumni...
Princeton University President Emerita Shirley Tilghman (Photo credit: Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications)

President Emerita Shirley Tilghman Joins Wilson School Faculty

May 13, 2014
Published by: Eric Wilkens
Shirley Tilghman, president emerita of Princeton University, will be joining the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs as a joint faculty member with the Department of Molecular Biology.    “We are thrilled to have Professor Tilghman join our faculty,” said Cecilia Rouse, dean of the Wilson School. “Science is integral to public policy, and Professor Tilghman’s research and scholarship in the field of molecular biology and...

Career Advising With a Personal Touch

May 5, 2014
Published by: Cherena Walker
“My door is always open.” That’s what I like to tell our graduate students at the Woodrow Wilson School. As director of Master in Public Policy (MPP) Career Services and assistant director of Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations, I develop and execute the career services strategy for our mid-career graduate students and provide individualized career coaching for all WWS graduate students. It’s a job I really enjoy because the students...
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Faculty Spotlight - Prof. Marta Tienda

Apr 21, 2014
Meet the Woodrow Wilson School graduate faculty, most of whom have dual appointments with other departments within the University. Through their innovative research and expertise, WWS faculty members equip students with the analytical skill and knowledge necessary to take on complex policy issues.

The (A)BCD’s of Quantitative Classes at WWS

Apr 14, 2014
Published by: Emily King, MPA '15
One of the first decisions you’ll be faced with at Princeton—after you decide which drawer will be the silverware drawer, select the color of your new comforter from Ikea and pick which intramural sports to sign up for—is which track of quantitative classes to take.  As Dan’s earlier post mentioned, quantitative classes come in three flavors at the Woo. B-track classes are designed for students who haven’t taken a math class in awhile and D-...

For the Qualitatively Inclined

Apr 7, 2014
Published by: Dan Edelman, MPA '15
I’m not the most quantitatively inclined person. I took only one economics class in college and was just a few courses shy of a quadruple major in Sociology, Spanish, Black Studies and History. After college, I taught social studies and coached soccer at a high school in Mississippi and then worked at a food pantry in East Harlem. One of the more surprising aspects of coming to Princeton was that I wasn’t alone in the lack of quantitative...

The Meaning of SAOC

Apr 2, 2014
Published by: Seyron Foo, MPA '14
There, we sat. In this beautiful parlor of a Brooklyn brownstone, where original rich wood paneling contrasted with the sleek modern marble lines, eight of us Woodrow Wilson graduate students joined Woody Woo alumni of color to do what Woos do best. Eat. And talk. We trekked from Princeton on a (finally) warmer—but drizzly day—to the home of a Woody Woo alumna of color, who wanted us to meet established leaders actively engaged in lifting...
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Mid-career Musings

Mar 31, 2014
Published by: Elin Burns, MPP '14
“So what are you doing next?”… It’s the dreaded question that looms as you’re nearing the end of a diplomatic posting. After 7 years working across three UK government departments in two countries, I realized that I wanted a new challenge. Busy jobs had left me little time to think strategically about what I'd learned, what I wanted from my career, and what I might do next. With this in mind, I applied to the MPP program (designed specifically...
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Congratulations from the Dean!

Mar 25, 2014
Published by: WWS Admissions