spaceodyssey93 replied to sid7395's topic in Government AffairsI thought I'd add my programs applied and results: UCSB Bren MESM - waiting on decision (someone posted a result on March 3, 2018 for MESM so looks like a decision is imminent) UC Boulder MENV - Accepted (Feb 26) The New School MS Enviro Policy/Sustainability Mgmt - waiting on decision BARD College MA in Climate Science/Policy - Accepted (Feb 7) George Washington University MA in Enviro Resource Policy - Accepted (Feb 14) At this point just waiting on a decision from Bren before making a decision. Between Bren and GW for me.
spaceodyssey93 posted a topic in Decisions, DecisionsHello, I would appreciate thoughts regarding graduate school decisions/comments from people in the same boat. Interested in environmental policy and potentially private sector consulting or NGO work. Accepted to: George Washington University - Environmental Resource Policy, Trachtenberg School ($10k/year fellowship) Still waiting on a decision from UCSB Bren MESM. Obviously this could all be for nothing depending on decision from Bren, but going into this process I regarded UCSB Bren as my #1 choice due to program respect in the environmental field, location (Santa Barbara sounds nice), etc. However, now that I have received word from GW I'm beginning to like the idea of being in DC and the plethora of internship opportunities, etc. For environmental policy I believe this is potentially more important than program rank necessarily. Also, the GW ENRP program allows for all classes to be done in the evening allowing for full-time and part-time internships during the semester. (EPA, DOE, EDF, NRDC, etc all having offices in D.C. along with pretty much every other environmental NGO). All of that being said, UCSB Bren is consistently ranked as the top or a top 3 program for environmental management. Anyone else with knowledge or experience in environmental sustainability policy have thoughts? I don't necessarily want to stay in DC long term and would actually prefer Southern California as a career location, BUT I feel like the connections I could form in DC could carry anywhere. I would appreciate any thoughts/advice