jrsell Posted July 20, 2017 Share Posted July 20, 2017 Hi everyone, new here, hoping to get some advice about the upcoming MPP application cycle. I'm currently a rising senior at Emory University majoring in psychology. GPA: 3.9 Work experience: Tons of experience working with a unique Community Building and Social Change Fellowship. Assisted with program evaluation one summer, and managed a solar energy initiative this past summer. I've also spent 3 years in a psychology research lab, although probably not the most applicable in this case. When I was a senior in high school, I participated in a Youth Council program, where we basically interned for Oklahoma City city councilmen, and I interned at the OK Department of Mental Health (again, probably too old to be relevant). Personal history: Low-income scholar, tons of adversity early in life, personally devoted toward changing drug policy due to family history (i.e. treatment via policy). Strong mission statement and purpose. Programs of interest: Most of the top: Harris, Sanford, Heinz, Price, Evans, LBJ, Ford So my main concern is the lack of postgraduate experience I'll have when I'm applying to programs. The GPA and GRE score will be at or above the general class averages, but I'm curious if any of you are familiar with going straight to MPP after undergrad. I'm fairly certain this is the path I want to pursue, and the professional degree will put me at a good starting point. I'll be able to attain some stellar letters of recommendation, but again, just worrying about the lack of "real" work experience. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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