Are you interested in applying for our Data and Policy Sumer Scholar Program? Read this note from Frankie Cho, 2018 Summer Program Alum!

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2018 DPSS students in Chicago's famous Millennium Park.

Less than a year ago I was in your position, considering a summer program in the United States. Today, because of the University of Chicago Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program, I am excited to apply to full-time graduate programs in the U.S. I want to share with you the reason why I chose the Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program – and why I’m glad I did. 
 
I chose this program because the University of Chicago has such a strong reputation for combining rigorous econometric methods with thorough study of the impact of substantive and understanding substantive policy issues. As a researcher at the University of Hong Kong, I wanted to advance these econometric methods and apply them in a real-world setting. 
 
Through the capstone research project with Professor Austin Wright, I was able to apply the methods myself. One of the things I enjoyed most about the research project was being able immediately to implement concepts we learned in the classroom. I loved the idea that one day we were learning about the econometric techniques, and the next, we were using them in a real-world data stat. 
 
Ultimately, this allowed me not only to equip myself with techniques that I will use, but also to understand data in a very measurable way. 

If, like me, you’ve ever wanted to do good in the world, I strongly urge you to apply for the UChicago Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program — and to get ready for the many opportunities it offers. Check out the upcoming webinars to know more!
 
Sincerely,
Frankie Cho

Frankie Cho is a 2018 Program Alum and he is currently a master student in Geography at the University of Hong Kong.