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I wouldn't lose too much sleep over the video, even if you "bombed" it. It's not even the fourth-most important aspect of the application. They won't reject someone they would ordinarily accept becaus

Hello world! Has anyone done the video response as part of SIPA's admissions package? I know it's being implemented as of 2017 application cycle, so I am wondering if there are any Spring 2017 candida

I just did mine - the question was "What do you think the "ideal" SIPA student is?" (or something close to that, don't remember the exact wording). I was very frustrated that I couldn't find any sampl

Mine was “Do you consider elderly care or youth support programs more important.”  Ugh. I definitely did not feel that I gave a strong response. Hopefully results come out soon so I can erase that painful minute from my memory. 

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My prompt was "Describe a volunteering experience you participated in the past."

I am applying for the MPA DP Program at SIPA.

Thanks for the prompts! Keep them coming for other students! It was very useful for me! Cheers! :) 

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I am applying for the MPA program, and mine was "Would your detain or kill a terrorist suspect without a trial? Why?"

This took me aback because the sample questions I had seen before were more open-ended. I would definitely like to forget those 60 seconds!

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I was so nervous about the video response and postponed it for such a long time but in the end there wasn't really anything you could have prepared for. 

My question was: What responsibilities do companies have to incorporate sustainability into business practices?

I applied for the MIA program. 

Good luck to everyone!!!

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I stressed way too much about this, so I'm adding my experience in the hope that it helps future waves of applicants. My question was "What do you think is the most important thing an elementary education can teach?" My answer was primarily about the scientific method and how important it is to learn how to change your beliefs based on evidence. 

Good luck to all who applied! Going to be a tough month...

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ugh mine was "How will you change the world?" Not going to lie i totally panicked and most likely bombed this part. Such a lofty question! Would have much preffered something more narrow or policy related. 

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Hello All, I just did the video essay for my MPA DP Application, the question was: "How can you help others outside work/school?". I elaborated on previous volunteering experiences but after the recording, I realized I should have explained how I can help others as of now.  

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On 2/3/2020 at 8:24 AM, IAku said:

My question was: If the U.S. disengaged from key areas in the Muslim world, would the threat of anti-American terrorism rise or fall? I applied the MPA program.

Mine was that as well and I did a terrible job hahahaha don't even remember what I've answered anymore

I wish I could go back and do it again

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