Consultant Spotlight: Marcus from Harvard Graduate School of Design

Bio of Marcus from Harvard Graduate School of Design Marcus is a third year student at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design pursuing dual masters degrees in architecture (MArch I) and urban planning (MUP). Marcus was selected as one of twelve students from graduate schools across Greater Boston to receive the Rappaport Summer Public Policy… Continue reading

Consultant Spotlight: Elisa from Cornell Johnson School of Business and School of Industrial Labor Relations

Bio of Elisa from Cornell Johnson School of Business and Cornell School of Industrial Labor Relations Elisa has an MBA and Masters of Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell’s Johnson School of Business and Cornell’s School of Industrial Labor Relations. Elisa focused on Marketing during her MBA and Organizational Behavior during her time at ILR, combining her interests… Continue reading

Consultant Spotlight: Jamal from University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Bio of Jamal from University of Chicago Booth School of Business Jamal holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where his concentrations were finance and entrepreneurship. He is a 2011 Management Leadership for Tomorrow MBA Prep Fellow. At Chicago Booth, Jamal was a leading member of the Investment Management Club,… Continue reading

Consultant Spotlight: Mario from Yale School of Management

Bio of Mario from the Yale School of Management Mario holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, where he focused on asset management and economics. He was a Joseph C. McNay Fellow in Finance, Consortium Fellow, and Robert Toigo Fellow. While at Yale SOM, he co-led the Black Business Alliance and served as a… Continue reading

Consultant Spotlight: Catherine from Stanford Law School & Stanford History Department

Bio of Catherine from Stanford Law School & Stanford History Department Catherine has a JD from Stanford Law School and is currently a PhD Candidate in the History Department at Stanford, where she studies human rights movements in the Arab world. Her studies at Stanford are supported by a five-year fellowship, and she has won… Continue reading

Consultant Spotlight: Lin from Harvard Kennedy School & UCLA Anderson School of Management

Lin has both a MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He was a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at Harvard and a member of the UCLA Anderson Honor Society (top 15%). He received full-tuition scholarships at both institutions. Lin received his BS from… Continue reading

Recap of the 2017 Forte MBALaunch Conference in Houston

Guest Post from Renata, Executive Assistant for The Art of Applying  Recap of the 2017 Forte MBALaunch Conference in Houston Hi, I’m Renata. I’m Kaneisha’s Executive Assistant, and this is my first guest post for The Art of Applying blog. Today’s post is about me and Kaneisha’s day in Houston with the women of the Forte… Continue reading

Consultant Spotlight: Judy from Harvard Kennedy School for 33 years

Bio of Judy who worked at Harvard for 33 years Judy joined The Art of Applying team after a 33-year career at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government where she served on the admissions committee for 25 years. At Harvard Kennedy School, Judy directed the Office of Career Services for many years. In 1997… Continue reading

How to Determine if the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Mid-Career (MC/MPA) Program is Right for You

Guest Post from Heidi, Consultant for The Art of Applying How to Determine if the Harvard Kennedy School Mid-Career Program is Right for You “Is this program right for me?” It’s a good question to ask yourself for any program. Perhaps more so when considering mid-career programs. The following tips will help you get started:… Continue reading

How to Write the Academic Statement for the Georgetown McCourt MPP Program

Guest Post from Heidi, consultant for The Art of Applying 3 Tips on Writing the Policy Analysis / Academic Statement for the Georgetown McCourt MPP Program The Georgetown McCourt MPP application’s Academic Statement requirement reads as follows: Academic Statement Maximum length 500 words. Your essay should address the following: MPP & MIDP: The McCourt School’s programs emphasizes analytical… Continue reading