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#501 AllanR



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Posted Yesterday, 06:28 AM

Note: I'm not sure how to edit my previous post, and I wanted to add some more information.


Programs Considering: HKS, WWS, Georgetown, Columbia, GW, Chicago, LBJ


Undergraduate Institution: Midwest private school. A top Catholic institution


Undergraduate Major:  History, Education. Minor in Political Science


Undergraduate GPA: 3.7


Study Abroad: 2 months in South Africa


GRE: Verbal: 162 Quant: 162


Work Experience:  

Currently finishing up a Fulbright grant in Southeast Asia (1 year grant)

Worked for Burmese Refugee Project for 6 months

Languages: Thai (conversational)


LORs: Should be really strong. One from a political science professor and the other from a history professor of mine


Coursework:  Micro and Macro economics. Received A's in both classes. Comparative politics, International Politics, and Statistics.


I want to focus on IR and policy development. I'd love to potentially work a FSO or even for the World Bank.


Concerns: My main concern is my work experience. I graduated in 2013 and have been working internationally since I graduated, but I'm not sure if it is enough to be competitive at the top schools or not. 

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