From Montpelier to Seoul: a Woo’s summer

Dec 4, 2013
Published by: Kidus Asfaw, MPA '14
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...
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Woodrow Wilson Graduate Students Around the World

Dec 4, 2013
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...
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Robertson Hall in autumn

Are You a Competitive Applicant for Graduate Study at the Woodrow Wilson School?

Nov 22, 2013
Published by: WWS Admissions
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...
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Woos Abroad: Summer Language Study

Sep 18, 2013
Published by: Seyron Foo, MPA '14
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...
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Where Woos Intern: U.S. Edition 2012

May 1, 2013
Published by: WWS Admissions
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: The...
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Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Oregon

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Oregon

Apr 21, 2013
Published by: WWS Admissions
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...
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Maggie Haight

Student Spotlight: Maggie Haight, MPA '13

Apr 17, 2013
Published by: WWS Admissions
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...
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Stanworth Housing

Stanworth Housing Tour: Mayank & Poh

Apr 13, 2013
Published by: WWS Admissions
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.  
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Spring Course Sampling

Apr 13, 2013
Published by: Becca Gong
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: Demography (OPR) Health and Health Policy (HHP) Science, Technology & Environmental...
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A Conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter

Apr 11, 2013
Published by: WWS Admissions
Last week Anne-Marie Slaughter announced she will be leaving the Woodrow Wilson School to serve as President of the New America Foundation, a D.C. based non-partisan think tank. Professor Slaughter was the first woman to hold the position of Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School from 2002 – 2009. In 2009 she took leave from the School for two years to serve as the first woman to hold the position of Director of Policy Planning at the State...
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