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Cubana Negra

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  1. Hey, I don't know if you saw my previous post but I was wondering if you got accepted for Fall 2018? If so, how have classes been?
  2. I'm currently applying to SPAA! I joined an online info session and went on a class visit. From my research it's a really great school. I get the feeling that a lot of people on this site automatically go for the Ivy League schools and/or big city locations. Being that Rutgers-Newark is in NJ surrounded by schools like Princeton, Columbia, and UPenn, and cities like NYC and Philadelphia, it's very easy for folks to dismiss the school. I think it's a hidden gem. You still get a great education, connection to these other cities including Newark itself, amazing faculty, flexibility with online o
  3. UPDATE: I've decided to pursue the MPA and get a certificate in College Access and Success. After thinking it through with a professor for one of my class visits, it made sense to get a broad degree like the MPA with practical skills that I could use in the variety of settings I want to be in. The certificate and my work experience along with the papers and projects I'd do under the MPA program will be geared toward education in some way to demonstrate my intended focus. I can't beat the convenience, flexibility, and the knowledge/skills I could gain from the program I'm currently considering.
  4. Hi everyone, I need some help figuring out which degree I should pursue. I'm an entry-level coordinator of undergraduate student programs. My career is going to be focused on College Access, Equity, and Success. I want to explore this in a variety of professional opportunities such as college counseling in high schools and education nonprofits, student affairs, education policy, and eventually teaching. I know that I wouldn't dive into policy and teaching until way later in my career when I've built up an extensive amount of professional experience in the field. Which means as of now I'll be f
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