Registration Info for Fall 2020 | Phase II

Dear Student, If you have a registration question, please thoroughly read all of the info below. If your question is not answered below, I will respond after August 10. Please note that I will only be addressing registration issues until August 21 and will be available again for long-term academic planning and career/internship advice, as well as incoming major changes, after August 21. –APPOINTMENTS– I am out of the office not and responding to emails/phone calls between August 4-10. If you’d like to make an appointment, my availability is listed…

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PPIA Alumni Panel | July 30

Join the Public Policy and International Affairs program for an engaging opportunity to learn about the Columbia | SIPA experience from PPIA JSI alumni who have completed its 21-month MIA/MPA program! During this event, a panel discussion will take place followed by a Q&A with the audience to answer any questions about applying, student life, career opportunities and more. Nunn School Alumna, Ayanda Francis (EIA, 2014) is one of the featured presenters. She has shared a bit about her experience with the PPIA Junior Summer Institutes before on the blog.…

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INTA Chair statement to students | 7.23.2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020   Dear Nunn School Students,   I hope that this note finds you safe, healthy, and eager to focus on your academic pursuits during this coming Fall.  At this point, there still remains considerable uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the semester.  Rest assured, however, that the faculty and staff at the Nunn School have been working hard over the past months to ensure that you will have a safe, flexible, accessible, and substantive learning experience.   As you will find, the instructional mode for Fall 2020 courses…

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Leave of Absence policy

Students may be directed to apply for a Leave of Absence (LOA) if they will be away for two consecutive semesters or longer.  If a student is enrolled in at least one credit hour, or in a C2D2 registered internship or CO-OP, it will count as a term of attendance.  Please keep the following in mind when discussing with students: LOAs should be recommended for situations outside of a student’s control. Common examples include mandatory military service and physical or mental health concerns. LOAs should not be recommended for students…

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Devex Career Event: How to Job Hunt During COVID-19 | June 17

Managing a global development job search can be stressful at the best of times. Trying to find a new job amid a pandemic, layoffs, travel bans, and economic uncertainty makes this moment a challenging time to seek out new opportunities. Whether you are a recent graduate, a recalled Peace Corps volunteer, or a seasoned professional looking for your next role, join Devex for a special online event to help plot out your job search during COVID-19. Devex’s resident career expert Kate Warren and career management coach and adviser Anne Steen…

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Employer Insight Webinar: CarMax | June 11

The Center for Career Discovery and Development (C2D2) is excited to present the “Employer Insight” webinar series this summer facilitated by C2D2’s Executive Partners. Our June 11th session with be hosted by Alexanra Brown (CarMax Strategy Analyst) and Zachary Reuss (CarMax Sr. Data Scientist) they will be discussing “Virtual Case Interviewing Techniques.” DATE:   Thursday, June 11, 2020 TIME:    4:00pm – 5:00pm EST REGISTER HERE 

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Virtual Meet Up with Grad Students: Learn from their experiences! | April 22

April 22 | 3 – 4 pm| https://bluejeans.com/243781214 | Meeting ID: 243781214  Chat with current GT master’s and PhD students. Learn what to consider before applying for grad school anywhere. For questions, contact Susan Belmonte If you missed the virtual meet-up with GT grad students on April 22 and want to learn from their experiences, here is the link to the BlueJeans session. https://bluejeans.com/s/Htj3L/ Panelists were: Becca Berge: MBA, Scheller College of Business: becca.berge@ gmail.com​ Abigail Cohen: PhD, Enviromental Engineering – College of Engineering, abirae@gatech.edu ​ Pierre Debnam: M.S., Computer…

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Careers in the time of COVID – A Resource

In these uncertain times, you may have questions about summer internships or if you are graduating, finding a job. The Center for Career Discovery and Development has a web page specifically designed to address questions about its operations and employer recruiting/hiring: http://career.gatech.edu/coronavirus-student-information. I have also curated resources to use as a guide for job/internship search strategies in the time of Covid19. In this Careers in the time of Covid19 Module*, you will find information on hiring and market trends, resources for remote work, and listings of virtual opportunities. Some links…

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