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  1. Hey folks! Couldn't find a thread for 2019 waitlisted candidates for HKS so wanted to start one. Anyone from MPA/ID, MPP, MPA, MC hear back yet? Any ideas on when we'd get the first update given April 16th was the date to reply to decisions.
  2. Hello all, I am relatively new to grad cafe forum, so I apologize if I come off as naive or inexperienced in my first post. I am contemplating my options for graduate school which I will begin in the near future. In regard to my background, I am a current TFA corp member who hopes to go to law school after the typical two year stint. My ultimate goal is to work as a constitutional lawyer for the appellate division of the DOJ in Las Vegas, Nevada (my hometown) and become a law firm partner, a federal judge, or a professor of constitutional law here. My first option for grad school would b
  3. Hi, I'm desperately torn between Kennedy's MPP, Georgetown's MSFS, and the MALD at Fletcher (deadline Friday!). I'd love to get perspectives from current students/recent grads on their experiences at the Kennedy School. I'd be coming in with a more IR focus, interested in the intersections between security and development. My main concerns with HKS is that with the size and other commitments of professors, you're more of a number. I'm okay with having to work a little harder to get that "personal experience" but want to make sure I won't just be sitting in crowded lecture halls/being taught by
  4. I'm thinking of applying to HKS next year but just read the following long form article on the effectiveness of HKS. Some points are unduly harsh and off base. Is it really a problem that more grads go into the private sector? Yet, some points he makes seem valid. What do you think? http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2017/01/22/harvard-kennedy-school-america/#iframe-disqus Even HKS's own Crimson has weighed in: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/5/25/school-for-government-commencement/ What are you looking to achieve with an MPP/MPA?
  5. Ugggh I know I should never have re-read my SOP essay but found a glaring error in the third paragrah. Will I get dinged by HKS over this if the rest of my application is otherwise strong? I am praying not. Anyone else have a similar situation?
  6. Fellow HKS MPP Applicants, Do you know if the HKS take the fellowship essays into consideration for the admissions decision? If not, why else would they have the financial aid due date before decisions are released? Strange... Also, has anyone been to visit? If so, who did you meet with (e.g., students, admissions, etc?). Do you think visiting the campus boosts your candidacy in any way? Looking forward to hearing from you!
  7. Hello fellows, I am an international student from Brazil applying to MPA/MPP programs in US for Fall 12'. I have a strong background in math and economics, which allows me to apply for either the MPP or MPA/ID program at HKS. My goal is to specialize in economic policy in developing countries and work for WB, IDB or UNDP upon graduation, so my initial idea was that the MPA/ID curriculum would best fit (although the MPP IGA or development concentration would also lead me to a similar career). The thing is that I have 4 years of experience in banking in Brazil (top american bank),
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