Mick Loving Posted December 17, 2013 Share Posted December 17, 2013 (edited) I am planning to apply to IR programs next year. Am I wrong in assuming I'd have a shot at top programs? Here is my linkedin:http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewsturner (I am a URM student,from upper/middle class background. I have one semester left.) I was a marginal student @ my first school (top LAC) mostly b/c's (with a number of incompletes due to documented medical withdrawal [severe injury playing sports]). Ended up transferring and swutching majors. I had a 3.85 at TU until this semester, loaded up on honors classes and got a number of B/B+'s (will this reflect poorly even though I challenged myself and picked up Arabic?). I am right around cutoff for cum laude so that will be my goal. My last 65-70 semester hours will most likely be around 3.6-3.7 range (with honors) after my last semester. I believe some schools will consider my last 60 credit hours, correct me if this is mistaken? Have solid research experience at both institutions (international institutions & nonviolent strategy) & worked for well respected NGO, as well as fellowship/semester abroad in middle east focusing on conflict studies through USF. I also am pretty sure I could get great LORs. I think my extracurriculars/work are also really solid (even without athletics as I hear most grad schools dont care) My main interests (career-wise) would be NGO work, a think tank, foreign service, or an international institution. My interests for post-grad studies are Middle East history, International Affairs, foreign service, or maybe conflict resolution. I am also considering retaking a couple Econ classes post-bacc. (my lowest polisci grade was a B @ swarthmore) Any recommendations/suggestions/input would be greatly appreciated. Edited December 17, 2013 by Mick Loving Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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