Archive for Facebook Live

One last chance to ask your MIA/MPA application questions

To help those near and far with their last-minute application questions, I’m hosting a special Facebook Live session to go over your application questions about the MIA and MPA programs. We’ll walk through the application checklist and address any last-minute concerns you have as an applicant. Just click the link below to register.

Facebook Live: Application Tips
Thursday, February 2, 2017
09:30 AM until 10:00 AM EST (UTC -5)


Join us for a Facebook Live session with current students

You’ve probably noticed our weekly emails about our Facebook Live chats with the concentration directors. The series kicked off with MPA-DP Director Glenn Denning (not a concentration, but still), and continued down the line with our six MIA/MPA concentration directors. If you missed any of the sessions, I encourage you to take a look at them. The format’s basically the same, but the content is what any applicant will want to learn more about.

But the real point of this post is to inform you about our final Facebook Live Friday session before the application deadline. I’m chatting with two SIPA students — Ayanda Francis, MIA ’17, and Andrew Liu, MPA ’17 — about their time in the program. It’s your opportunity to ask them any questions you have about student life and the curriculum. So if you’re finalizing your application and need some last-minute encouraging words from students just like you, then you should join us. If you were admitted in early-action round and want an unfiltered account of life at SIPA, then you should join us. Or if you’re thinking about applying and don’t know where to begin, then you – should – join – us.

Just click below to RSVP for the event. I promise we’ll have some fun.

Facebook Live Friday: Student Life
Friday, February 3, 2017
12:00 PM until 01:00 PM EST (UTC-5)

Happy watching and I hope to see you this Friday!


Learn more about MPA-DP on Facebook Live

Today I hosted a special Facebook Live session with MPA in Development Practice Director Glenn Denning. Professor Denning teaches the “Global Food Systems,” a required DP course, and has been with DP since its inception in 2009.

For those of you who have been following me on the blog and social media, you know this isn’t the first time the Admissions Office has used Facebook Live, but we’re still testing out the waters. Glenn was kind enough to test out the platform with me so we can give applicants like you the opportunity to connect with us on another platform.

MPA-DP has the same deadlines as the MIA and MPA programs, but it’s essay prompts and characteristics of the students are a little bit different. To learn what I mean by that make sure you watch the recording of the session below (or click here). If you have any questions about the program, feel free to email the program directly at [email protected] As always, send admissions questions my way to [email protected]

Oh, and if you’d like to get reminders about future sessions, check out the Recruitment Calendar. (I’ve got lots of great stuff in the pipeline!)


Facebook Live: Application Tips

Thank you to everyone who joined me yesterday for our first Facebook Live session of the season. If you missed it, check out the video below where I walk you through the application checklist and offer some tips on how stand out to the Admissions Committee. I’ll be hosting additional sessions this year, ranging from discussions with faculty members to campus tours, so make sure you follow Columbia SIPA on Facebook so you never miss another Live notification. (If you have suggestions for a Facebook Live chat or blog post, complete this form.)

For those of you who prefer Twitter, I’ll be online this Thursday, Oct. 27 at 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. EST to answer your #SIPAadmissions questions. So make sure you #askSIPA some good ones!

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—Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Professor of Practice, International and Economic Law and International Affairs

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