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Hi all,I have been lurking on the website for a while and this is my first post. I am applying to MPA/MPP/MA in Intl Affairs programs for 2020 fall but now I am a little lost. I am an Intl student who went to a top US uni (top20) and graduated last year. I have been interested in international affairs and politics for a while (was writer for school politics magazine, did research in IR, etc) but eventually I went into investment banking after graduation. I was not particularly into banking but I guess I did not think about my career paths clearly before getting into finance. One year after doing the job I realized that banking, or finance in general, is a bit too boring for me. Around that time I also had a bit of family issues and was depressed as a result. I then quit and joined a multilateral organization as an intern (6 months) focusing on sustainable investment policy in region, while making plans to go back to the states for a MPA/MPP degree. I did my GRE in Sept. and luckily got a full score (writing 4.5) Currently I am applying to SAIS MA, SIPA MIA, HKS and Uchi Harris + maybe stanford However, after spending some time doing research and browsing this website, I started to have a bit doubts. I kinda feel like I was too silly to just quit a high-paying job and jump into this field without knowing the difficulties ahead. I do know that a policy job for intl students is not going to be lucrative, but I don't really mind the salary as long as I really enjoy it and I am not starving. My issue now is I dont know if I am THAT into the policy field. Doing my current internship makes me feel like maybe politics and stuff are just my hobbies on the side. I know that I don't wanna go back to banking, so I am starting to think about maybe consulting or macroeconomics research or equity research in the future, while still exploring the policy sector after I get into one of those programs (like maybe world bank, IMF, Asia Dev bank, etc) My question is should i also apply to dual degrees in MBA? My dilemma is that I stupidly quit my job so I only have one year full time experience in banking + an internship before MBA. I think most private sector companies will look for those with 3-5 work exp post-MBA grads, let alone the fact that top MBAs normally don't take those with work exp less than 2 years. Thanks for your inputs in advance. Any suggestions on job search or figuring out ur career passion are welcome.
When looking for a economic litigation consulting job ask yourself how many of the partners or leaders in the firm are truly trained economists
Hey all, I am a current 3rd year at UNC's Clinical Psychology PhD program who completed the NIH Post-Bac IRTA program and took off a year to travel (which made my application extremely competitive!). I've been reflecting on how much I've learned about what kills applicants chances and what makes a strong applicant and interview since I've begun reviewing applications and interviewing for my own PI. I want to utilize my experience and knowledge to help others give themselves the best shot at the admissions process. I am considering putting together a website to advertise my services (help figuring out what experience you need to make yourself a competitive applicant, assistance creating a realistic selection of schools to apply to, reviews of personal statements, assistance prepping for interviews, ) but wanted to gauge interest. I know a lot of people offered me advice along the way but realistically, only some of it is helpful and unfortunately, a lot of it is out of date. The admissions process is so much more competitive now than ever before for clinical psychology and I want to be a resource for others. Thoughts on whether you think this would be a service you wished existed would be great! I would conduct all services via phone or FaceTime and make payments easy online.
As my senior year, GREs, grad applications and the real world quickly approaches I've been immensely struggling with the decision of "what's next?" The beginning of my junior year I took a class called the 'Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making' (I'm a psychology major) and I absolutely fell in love with the topic. I recall myself constantly spitting out "did you know's..." to my family and friends about things I was learning in that class. It was after this that I really came to terms with the fact that my long-time goal of going to graduate school for clinical psychology, may not actually be the avenue that I would be happiest perusing. I've been really interested in human behavior, consumer/consulting psychology, as well as, marketing psychology and overall judgment and decision making; however, as a senior, I have never taken a single business or econ class since I found this passion so late in the game. With that said, I was wondering if anyone has any advice or words of wisdom on graduate school in psychology or these particular topics in general (i.e. consumer and marketing psychology) and avenues I might be interested in perusing? For example, I've done hours and hours of research and read dozens of graduate school books and have come across very few programs, whether it be Master's or PhD's in psychology, that pertain specifically to my interests relating consumer science and marketing to human behavior psychology. I've only found tons of PhDs in marketing and business etc - however, psychology is still one of my underlying passions and I would love to be able to incorporate both areas into a Master's or PhD program within the overall field of psychology. Is anyone familiar with any specific programs that might be tailored to these interests? Or does anyone have any career paths or ideas that might be able to incorporate these? I really appreciate any and all advice; I've never felt more lost! Please reply via a comment here or e-mail me at email@example.com. Thank you so much!