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  1. Same here. No funding. I am not attending.
  2. Tomasltc, Hi. I have no news yet either, so probably I will have to wait two weeks too. I don't think that means that you are not admitted. I talked to David Caughlin some weeks ago and he told me about the possible delay. I guess all we can do now is wait.
  3. Hi Tomas. I emailed them again, and according to the program coordinator we should be getting news one week after the 15th of February at the latest (apparently they had a problem with the admissions software that might delay their process one week). So we still have to wait one or two weeks to get news from them. Can you share with us some information about your profile? Did you apply to the WB scholarship?
  4. Yep. It is a lot of money. I am hoping that the essay is fine. Anyways, all we can do now is wait and hope for the best. Are you applying to other schools? What is your first choice?
  5. The cost of attendance is around $106,000. The link to the financial info is http://www.sipa.columbia.edu/resources_services/financial_aid/documents/CostofAttendance_PEPM_2011b.pdf I also chose the answer to the editor. I didn't provide an answer to a specific article. What I did was to provide further information about my Interests in the form of a letter to an editor of an economic policy magazine. I'm not sure if that was the way to go.
  6. Wow it sounds like they have a great career. I also know a few people that graduated from the program, and they also have very fruitful careers. We should keep in touch; it would be great if we end up being classmates next summer Will you be able to attend if you don't receive the WB scholarship?
  7. I imagine they didn't receive the World Bank scholarship, because if you do, yo have to return to your home country after the summer internship. When I talked to the program coordinator he told me that we should get a response by mid February (so that students can apply for summer housing on time), and the scholarship decisions are sent out by mid march.
  8. You are right. I tried to address the need for a third masters in the SOP. I only applied to this program (as a long shot because I would only be able to attend if I get a full scholarship), so if I don't get accepted I will come back to Colombia (next May) and I will try to get a policy job in the public sector. I am really hoping to get accepted. I visited SIPA last semester, and it was a great experience. I had the chance to attend Prof. Jehle's micro class, and a special conference organized by the World Bank about Latam economic issues. Where are you from? Have you heard anything from SIPA? I submitted my application very early (November) and I haven't heard anything.
  9. Hi MPA455! Actually my experience is limited to research and academia (full time professor at a top ranked university in Bogota, Colombia; 2 and 1/2 years experience). I have a MSc in Economics and next May I'm graduating from a MA in International Development. So your professional background seems much stronger than mine. The reason why I want to get an MPA is because I am hoping to move from the academia to the public sector, and I am still lacking some managerial skills. I really like the PEPM because it is an intensive 1 year program, and I don't want to study for longer than that since I already have 2 masters and I really want to start my public career in Colombia as soon as possible. I think that my academic background and my letters of recommendation are really strong, but I am concerned about my professional background as a researcher and professor. I graduated top of the class in undergrad (Econ) and graduate school (MSc Econ). I am currently a MA ID student at American SIS (full scholarship and TA position) and my GPA is 3.98/4.00. Do you have any thoughts about my profile and my chances of getting admitted and getting funding at SIPA?
  10. Hello everyone! I was wondering if there are any PEPM (Columbia SIPA) applicants in this forum. It would be nice to share thoughts about the application process, and share together all the anxiety about the decisions of the admission committee.
  11. hi I'm also an wagner candidate for 2011 spring. perhaps we can build up some connection. you can find me at tianluofeng@hotmail.com. hope to see you on campus.

  12. Is anyone applying to NYU Wagner for the Spring 2011 term? If so, could you please share your profiles. Here is my profile: - International student - BSc Economics (GPA: 4.55 out of 5) - Graduated Fall 2008 - MSc Economics (GPA: 4.51 out of 5) - Graduated Spring 2010 - Internet Based Toefl score 106 out of 120 - Publication in a local Journal - Full time instructor of Economics (Macroeconomics and Principles of Economics) and researcher at a leading local university in Colombia Any thoughts about my chances?
  13. Sure. - International student - BSc Economics (GPA: 4.55 out of 5) - Graduated Fall 2008 - MSc Economics (GPA: 4.51 out of 5) - Graduated Spring 2010 - Internet Based Toefl score 106 - Publication in a local Journal - Full time instructor of Economics (Macroeconomics and Principles of Economics) and researcher at a leading local university
  14. Sure. - International student - BSc Economics (GPA: 4.55 out of 5) - Graduated Fall 2008 - MSc Economics (GPA: 4.51 out of 5) - Graduated Spring 2010 - Internet Based Toefl score 106 - Publication in a local Journal - Full time instructor of Economics (Macroeconomics and Principles of Economics) and researcher at a leading local university
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