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Our team was thrilled to welcome admitted students to the Keller Center for our first Admitted Student Day in 2019. Admitted students scattered throughout Keller to learn from University of Chicago professors, staff, and current students about what it means to be a Harris student. Our Admissions team enjoyed the day’s unparalleled energy as visiting admitted students began to envision themselves at Harris. Read on to hear our staff’s highlights! 

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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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María Ballesteros participated in the 2018 Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program during her final year at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in political science in fall 2018, María has returned to UChicago Harris Public Policy as a full-time Research Assistant. We spoke with María about her summer experience.

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Chicago has a rich history rooted in art, music, and culture. Each of its 77 neighborhoods embodies a different part of that history, and you get to choose which you’re a part of! To help you navigate that decision, we’ve compiled a list of what you should to know about the neighborhoods Harris students commonly call home. Check back on our blog weekly for different neighborhood installments. This week, we are profiling our home neighborhood of Hyde Park. 

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Are you wrapping up your application for our Round 2 dealine? Take advantage of these resources below! 

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

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Our final deadlines for summer 2019 are approaching. Make sure you are ready to submit your application by using this checklist. More information about summer program application requirements and deadlines can be found here. Email us your questions at [email protected]

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We understand that finances are a major concern for most students. The Office of Admissions has gathered the below information to help you during your decision-making process. We will also continue to host webinars during the next few weeks to help answer your questions. Please review the important dates below concerning financial aid for admitted students and the FAQ specifically about funding your education at Harris.

Timeline:

Mark your calendar for these important dates concerning your admission to Harris.

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Are you interested in applying for our Data and Policy Sumer Scholar Program? Read this note from Yangzhou Ou, 2018 Summer Program Alum and 2019 Incoming MSCAPP student! 

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Students at Harris Public Policy know it’s just as important to create a professional network as it is to practice problem sets.

That’s why Harris has offered a unique, top-tier mentor program since the school was founded. The program allows students to foster meaningful relationships with professionals that can last a lifetime.

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Our first event at the Keller Center is in the books! Last week, the Institute of Politics hosted renowned statistician Nate Silver (AB'00) for a conversation with Professor Austan Goolsbee, the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Silver is known for his prominent political predications and being the founder of FiveThirtyEight, a polling aggregation website for politics, sports, entertainment, and more. 

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

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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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Assistant Director of Recruitment, Andy Wolanski

Are you putting the final touches on your 2019 Application?

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Hear from student ambassador, Matt Shomo (Class of 2020), on how he got a job as a research assistant (RA) at Harris. 

Interested in doing research while at Harris? Not sure how to get started? Worried that there are no good options for first year students? Here are some tips for locking up that resumé-boosting, experience-enriching, career-enhancing research position before you even set foot in a classroom!

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Thanks to Matt Shomo, Class of 2020, for his reflection on his first quarter at Harris. 

Growing up, the first day of school always felt like a big deal. It was the tangible representation of new beginnings; of a fresh start and renewed energy. Turns out that feeling doesn’t go away by the time you start 17th grade – at least not for me.

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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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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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