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International Affairs Grad Students: What did you study in undergrad?

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Out of curiosity, if you are doing (or have done) grad studies in International Affairs, what was your undergrad discipline? 

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I did a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and International Business. The programs I've applied to tout themselves as "interdisciplinary", but I'm just wondering if my lack of poli sci is a huge detriment. 

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I did a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and International Business. The programs I've applied to tout themselves as "interdisciplinary", but I'm just wondering if my lack of poli sci is a huge detriment. 

 

I'm no expert but I don't think it should be if you've got relevant work experience. 

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Besides, your major can be related to this field anyway. I know people who were hardcore science majors and decided to switch to IR.

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I studied engineering in my undergrad. Then did a diploma in journalism and have worked in print for around 2 years now. So, as you can see, no direct IR connection!

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Poli sci with a concentration in international relations, but then worked in finance for 4 years...making my way back to the international affairs arena

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I double-majored in political science and philosophy with a heavy IR focus. 

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BA: Psychology/Behavioral Sciences (1993-1997)

 

Clinical year, 1997-1998

 

MA: Management/Organizational Behavior (1998-2000)

 

Public servant at city hall, 2000-present

 

Applied to MC/MPA at HKS (exp. 2013-2014)

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Economics major, Russian minor, concentration in globalization studies.

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Psychology, minors in chemistry and natural sciences.

1 year in Psych lab doing smoking research

2 years in Peace Corps

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