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Doppelgänger MBA Programs: If You Like X, You May Like Y

How do you “fit” into an MBA program? Whether it is about you liking a school or a school liking you (to the point that it accepts you), the question of fit is one that should always be top of mind for any applicant. Do you like a school’s teaching style? The focus of the…

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Want to Influence Public Policy? 5 Law School Admissions Tips To Make It Happen

If you are interested in attending law school because you hope to shape or influence public policy, there are many options for you. According to this US News article, a law degree is a terrific pathway to government work. Start with the substance – always. “Policy” can be a broad term, so begin by identifying…

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Didn’t Get Into Your Public Policy Program and Thinking About Re-Applying? Here’s How to Re-Tool

Over the past few weeks, Masters in Public Policy Program(s) have released their admissions decisions. Not everyone got the news they were hoping for, of course, but if you’re considering applying again, then you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we talk through some of the most important steps you can take to…

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Urgent Policy Meeting! – An MPP Thought Experiment

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Picture an urgent meeting in the Oval Office. A vigorous conversation is underway, and it includes this cast of characters: The President The Chief of Staff (responsible for ensuring that the president’s decisions are delegated to the right people and executed skillfully) A Senior Counselor/Strategist (someone who knows the president well and can offer personal support…

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3 Tips for Applying to MPP Programs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you’ve already gotten a sense that a policy program might be right for you and you’d like to start preparing for the application process, it’s time to ask yourself three essential questions: How Do You Want to Serve? Lots of students apply to policy programs because they have a general sense that they’d like…

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5 Ways To Be A Compelling MPP Candidate

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Applying to an MPP program means assembling a clear, compelling application that reflects what you value, what you’ve accomplished, and what you aim to do in the future. Here are five tips that can help your application make its mark. 1. Be Genuine. There’s only one you, so don’t pretend to be someone you’re…

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