What Happens Next?

Dec 20, 2013
If I were in your shoes, what happens next would be on my mind every day. Aside from thinking about the applications you just submitted, you go about doing that thing called life. It is the same for me; only not everyone can say, most of the time, “I love my job!” This is what I call “reading season.” I read your application and about 1,000 others for the next two months. After reading and thinking about each applicant, I draw a word portrait...
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Why Blog?

Dec 13, 2013
My immediate reaction to blogging was, “Don’t see no need for it,” which translates to, “I got along just fine without it.” Most days, I feel that way about texting, emails, iPods, smart phones (what genius came up with that marketing), the Internet, fax machines and almost any electronic device short of a record player. So, I am of that adage, “I may be old, but I got to see all the cool bands.” But Skype – I like that. So why should we blog?...
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From India to Princeton: An MPA’s Journey

Dec 12, 2013
Published by: Eric Wilkens
“The bars in my apartment’s windows showed how unsafe my neighborhood used to be,” says Esha Chhabra, MPA I in the Woodrow Wilson School. At the time, Chhabra lived in Patna, the capital of the Indian state Bihar, once known as the “kidnapping capital of India.” Prior to attending Princeton, Chhabra worked as a country economist for the International Growth Centre’s (IGC) India-Bihar Programme, identifying areas for research that could aid...
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Stay Connected with WWS on Social Media

Dec 5, 2013
Published by: WWS Admissions
Woodrow Wilson School Connections: facebook.com/wilsonschool twitter.com/wilsonschool youtube.com/wilsonschool instagram.com/wilson_school  
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Home is in the Moment

Dec 5, 2013
Published by: Eric Wilkens
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...
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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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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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