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On January 7th, we officially opened our doors for the winter quarter in our new home, the Keller Center! Read on to learn more about the details behind the new building, and don't forget to register for a campus visit to see it in person yourself. 

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Are you wrapping up your application for Round 1 consideration? Take advantage of these resources below! And remember, our team is hosting a live chat on deadline day January 18th, to answer your last-minute questions. 

Check out these posts on our application tips from staff and students:

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One of our earlier posts focused on getting started from the perspective of a person who works best with deadlines. Everyone has a different style, and what is helpful for some doesn’t work for others. So, we’ve gathered some tips below from the writers in our department, our colleagues, and even our personal Facebook feeds. (Side note – if you’ve worked in higher education long enough a substantial portion of your friend’s list will include other higher ed professionals and faculty – so don’t be surprised when a call for essay advice and tips receives A LOT of comments.)

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Are you stuck on finalizing (or starting) your motivational statement in preparation for our Round 1 deadline on January 18th, 2019? Learn this 20-minute exercise from our Director of Recruitment to help you make progress when your word doc is despairingly blank.

The steps below work for me when I’m struggling to get an idea moving, and I hope you find them helpful too.

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At Harris, we review your applications holistically and really enjoy learning about your experience and background. Your resume is the best place to share you professional, leadership, and co-curricular accomplishments. Read on for tips on crafting your resume from our Director of Recruitment Devon Reber Drehmer! 

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Are you interested in applying for our Data and Policy Summer Scholars Program? We frequently receive requests for tips from eager applicants searching for opportunities to strengthen their application, as well as students who are concerned about specific aspects of their application. Below we have share six helpful tips for your application.

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Assistant Director of Recruitment, Andy Wolanski

Are you putting the final touches on your 2019 Application?

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We hope you are taking a much-deserved break from preparing your application for Round 1 to celebrate the holidays and New Year with friends and family. Our team will be working remote from December 17th-January 1st but you can schedule a phone appointment with a member of our team to review any remaining application questions you have.

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Our admissions team tries our best to answer your questions as thoroughly as possible – in person, on the phone, and online, especially on our blog. With regularly updated information, the admissions blog is great resource for anyone looking to learn more about Harris. We’ve gathered our top five posts from the fall to help you as you complete your application for the next deadline.

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When you arrive at Harris in the Fall of 2019 you’ll be joining us in our new building, the Keller Center. All Harris faculty, staff, and students will be moved into the building in December of 2018, and Winter Quarter classes will begin in January of 2019 in Keller.

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Graduate school is challenging. The coursework is demanding, the material can be difficult, the hours can be exhausting; but at the University of Chicago, the people make all the difference.

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If you’re in Chicago and you let the cold weather keep you inside, you’ll be missing out on some of the most classic winter activities! Brave the outdoors and experience the thrill of a Midwestern winter by checking out these Chicago activities you can’t find anywhere else.

via GIPHY

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Students frequently have questions related to transcripts — details on which ones we need and how to submit them, and what we are looking at when we review them. Review this helpful guide as you are completing your application!  

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We are excited that today is our Early Action deadline for our full-time programs at Harris Public Policy! It has been wonderful to meet so many engaging applicants who are eager to become future policy leaders, and we are looking forward to reviewing your materials. 

If you need last-minute help on your application, we have several resources available to you: 

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Shilin Liu
Shilin Liu, Director, International Partnerships & Executive Education.

Incoming students at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy represent 39 countries, as well as various cultural backgrounds, languages, and experiences.

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Thanks to our Director of Student Recruitment, Devon Reber Drehmer, for this post! 

One of the most common topics applicants ask me about are the letters of recommendation.  These letters are an important part of your application and provide the committee with helpful information and insight into your ability to be successful at Harris Public Policy. I hope these answers to common questions will be helpful to you as you are completing your application!

 

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Matt Shomo
Matt Shomo, Class of 2020

My name is Matt Shomo and I am an incoming first year student at the Harris School of Public Policy. I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio and graduated from Ohio State in December of 2015 with a degree from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

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We are currently accepting applications for our part-time Evening Master’s Program (EMP) held at 1871 in the Merchandise Mart! As you complete your application, please consult the following Frequently Asked Questions, or email our admissions team at [email protected] with any questions.

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Nobel laureate Roger Myerson has been appointed the inaugural David L. Pearson Distinguished Service Professor of Global Conflict Studies, joining one of four named professorships within The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts at the University of Chicago. The new appointment is in the Harris School of Public Policy, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, and the College. 

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Our team traveled over 22,000 miles this fall to visit prospective students across the country. Whether you came to a graduate school fair, met us for coffee before work, or mingled with our alumni at a reception, we so enjoyed getting to know our applicants on the road. Read on to hear our staff's highlights!

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