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  1. 2018 Results

    What college did they give you at Oxford?
  2. Stanford 2018

    I got an acceptance, but it doesn't say anything about funding. Does yours?
  3. Anyone knows about MS in Poli Sci of MIT

    Any word on SM acceptances? I see the PhD acceptances have gone out
  4. Undoubtedly there's value in living and teaching abroad, and I wasn't trying to diminish that route or generalize as to the motivations of those who take it. The point was simply a counterargument to those who claim that gaining a year or two of experience (as opposed to coming straight from undergrad) will help clarify one's professional goals and also help one get more out of the grad school experience. While that may be the case in many instances, in some instances it's not. I think it would be tough to argue that someone who's interned at State for several summers and is committed to becoming an FSO has a less clear idea of their professional goals or the skills that they would need to hone during grad school than someone who has been working full time for a few years (not at State) and also wants to be an FSO.
  5. I think it really depends on the person's background. For example, someone coming straight out of undergrad who's done 2-3 summer internships at State and says they want to be an FSO (but want to get a grad degree first) is way more credible background-wise in my book than someone who's been teaching English abroad for a year or two and then up and decides they want go to grad school to be an FSO.
  6. SIPA Early Application Thread

    Do you have a full-time return offer for any of your internships?
  7. What does "graduated from prestigious programs" mean, did you already finish undergrad and are currently enrolled in a grad program? It's also hard to envisage how an intern managed to "initiate bilateral defense partnerships between France and the U.S."
  8. If you want to work in the Gov, why didn't you do any internships in the Gov? Especially at State given its extensive internship program and your professed 'goal' of working there.