punpun Posted August 17, 2020 Share Posted August 17, 2020 (edited) Type of student: Asian (Indonesian), female Undergraduate school: Top 3 National University in Indonesia. I studied abroad for one semester at the National University of Singapore and Osaka University, which is why I'm going to graduate a year late compared to my peers. Major: Public Administration (Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration); Thesis on Decentralization and COVID-19 GPA: 3.8/4.0 GRE: 338 (170 in Verbal, 168 in Quantitative) TOEFL iBT: 118/120 Language skills: Proficient in English, Chinese (Simplified, HSK 4), Japanese (N3), Beginning in Korean Quantitative courses: Introduction to Statistics (A), Economic System of Indonesia (A), Economic Development (AB), Public Sector Economics (AB) Publications: For one year, I worked as a research assistant in my academic department, and I published five papers in peer-reviewed journals (Q2 and Q3) with my name as the second to third author. I conveyed the ideas and authored all of these full papers under the supervision of my professor (who is the first author because I worked under her and she was the one that reviewed my works before the submission). My research focus has been consistent on governance/government , public policy, women's public service leadership, e-government and women's leadership, as well as innovations in the public sector. Work experience: I don't have any professional work experience, but I have a few internships in the public sector and in a research institution. My internships in the public sector vary from two to three months in the offices of the Supreme Court of Indonesia, the ASEAN Foundation, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights and the Ministry of State Secretariat. I have only one internship experience at a research institution called the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Tentative school: HKS MPP/HLS JD Goal: I'm still confused about my future, which means I'm not sure which graduate school I'm supposed to take. I want to be a university lecturer, and I'm really interested in public policy and administrative law. I really want to apply to HKS MPP because it really matches my undergraduate studies and my subject of interest, but the school needs two to three full careers. I'm not confident about that, and I've been really confused about whether or not to take a chance at HKS MPP. I'd like to continue my studies straight out of college because that's what my parents are asking me to do. I consider HLS JD because I'm interested in administrative law, but I'm not sure about my candidacy and I especially don't want to practice law (as in becoming a lawyer). I want to be either public policy or administrative law lecturer in my home country. Since my aim is Harvard, based on my current profile, do you think I have a chance to go to Harvard? What is your advice for me? Should I be open to other schools (I'm not so familiar with that but I'm definitely open to know). Thank you so much! Edited August 17, 2020 by punpun Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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