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maple_panda

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    Ottawa
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    uOttawa GSPIA

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  1. maple_panda

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    I wouldn't bother emailing them, since our place in the waitlist is not based on ranking. They will re-evaluate waitlist candidates if a spot opens up.
  2. maple_panda

    2019 Canadian MPPA/MPP/MPA Hopefuls

    I would think the MPPAL would be best for the community engagement/social service/government, while MBA would be for anything else...
  3. maple_panda

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    Try asking for an extension. If they don't give you one, accept their offer on the last day. I am on the Munk waitlist as well, and had received an offer from GSPIA at the beginning of March. I asked for an extension a week before my offer's deadline, and my extended deadline was earlier this week. I accepted on the last day of the extended deadline because I didn't get off the Munk waitlist or hear back from the other schools I applied to.
  4. maple_panda

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    Withdrawing an application will certainly end the chances of acceptance. Hang in tight, at least you will be going somewhere this September. I can only imagine the frustration of being on a waitlist but not being accepted anywhere.
  5. maple_panda

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    Has anybody here requested acceptance extensions? If yes, how much of an extension did you get?
  6. maple_panda

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    My NPSIA application status changed to "Recommended for Assessment" earlier this week, so I assume that they're not done sending offers.
  7. maple_panda

    2019 Canadian MPPA/MPP/MPA Hopefuls

    I often heard from professors and professionals that it looks good on a resume to have attended different schools because it indicates your adaptability for new environments, interpersonal abilities, and other soft skills. That being said however, it would be foolish to disregard the reputation/ranking of the different programs, especially if they are vastly different. I would choose MPP over MPPGA for the new academic environment, new potential professional connections and that it is significantly more affordable (it will certainly be lighter on your student debt if you have any). Also, if you want to work in the energy sector, I would think that Calgary would be optimal.
  8. maple_panda

    2019 Canadian MPPA/MPP/MPA Hopefuls

    I'm currently at Carleton for my bachelor's (and have applied for my master's there, along with other schools), and I have been in Ottawa for most of my life. So, here's my take on each school's reputation points. uOttawa: downtown campus (established mid-1800s), bilingual university (largest in the world), significantly higher global and national ranking than Carleton (primarily because of their medical and law schools and bilingual status), and second largest co-op program in Ontario (after Waterloo's). Carleton: suburban campus (established post-WW2), anglophone university, top national ranks in international affairs, public policy + administration, political science + economy + management, and journalism. If you only care about the program's reputation, then Carleton is for you. However, if that is not the case, uOttawa definitely has some great advantages over Carleton. Those advantages lie primarily in the school's downtown location (close to government offices and Parliament), school's bilingualism (a huge plus if you intend to work in the federal government), school's large co-op program (lots of opportunities to work), and higher global and national ranking than Carleton (#176 vs #501-600 range). However, that is not to say uOttawa's program is not well-regarded or that Carleton won't present you with good working opportunities (they also have a co-op program). Hope my info has been helpful for you, and feel free to pm me if you have more questions. Congrats on receiving your offers and good luck to whichever school you go to!
  9. maple_panda

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    Yeah, Glendon College. It is amazing how they pretty much guarantee a scholarship, but I guess they can afford it since tuition is only $3.5k 😂
  10. maple_panda

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    Out of curiosity, has anybody here applied to York's MPIA? I considered applying to it as my very last choice, but didn't feel like spending the extra money to write a French knowledge exam that wasn't in Ottawa.
  11. maple_panda

    2019 Canadian MPPA/MPP/MPA Hopefuls

    Congrats on getting accepted! Hope I get an email from UBC soon
  12. maple_panda

    2019 Canadian MPPA/MPP/MPA Hopefuls

    New to this forum, and this is the second thread I'm reading and posting in (first being the "Munk, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc"). Has anybody in this thread received an offer (or sadly waitlisted/rejected) from UBC's MPPGA? In the other thread I'm in, people have been receiving offers within the past week or so. Congrats to those who have accepted their offers and good luck to those still waiting in this admissions purgatory!
  13. maple_panda

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    What I meant by Munk is "rather stingy" because they charge so much and only give peanuts back.
  14. maple_panda

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    No, it doesn't relate to Ford. Munk is rather stingy, when I was inquiring about funding in September, the program coordinator told me that if Munk was giving out scholarships, it wouldn't be more than $4k and no TA or RA positions because they're normally reserved for PhD students and that the program is professional, not academic.
  15. maple_panda

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    Thanks for the info, my deadline is March 28th, so I will wait until then.
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