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Alissa Talley-Pixley
Career Development & Engaged Learning Coordinator
Career Development & Engaged Learning Coordinator

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A Day in the Life - Part 2
Part two of our Day in the Life series follows Saskia DeVries, a dual UMSI and Ford School of Public Policy student, during one of her days in Washington DC on UMSI's alternative spring break (ASB). ------------------------- (posts copied directly from Face...

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A Day in the Life
Wondering what it's like to be an MSI student at UMSI? Follow our "Day in the Life" series in our prospective student Facebook group or on our blog. This series can give you insight into what it's like to be an MSI student, and what your life could look l...

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Elevate your passion!
At last week's UMSI career fair, a group of students (8 MSI, 2 BSI, 1 MHI) had the chance to present their passions to a group of employers. You can view Jake's video below but be sure to check out all 10 (short) videos here .

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UMSI Career Fair this week
UMSI's Career Fair is this week! The fair features many employers as well as a special "Elevate your Passion" session before the fair. Elevate Your Passion is an event where 11 students will present to employers in a 3-minute TED talk style presentation.  T...

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Frequently Asked Questions
Hello! As the first application deadline approaches, we wanted to provide answers to questions that are commonly asked during the application process. I hope this helps to address some of your concerns, if you have any questions, please email us anytime at ...

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The January 15 early application deadline is now less than a month away! We know you may busy working on your application and wanted to provide some tips for making it the best it can be. We’ve recently written several posts related to navigating the admiss...

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Online Information Session Recording
You can find a recording of our December 3 online information session here: Please let us know if you have additional questions!

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Letters of Recommendation
We know prospective students often have many questions about letters of recommendation... who to ask? how to ask? when? I've pulled together two previous posts in which we can help answer some of those questions... Check them out here: http://msi-admissions...

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Navigating the MSI admissions process
Let’s admit it - applying to grad school can feel a bit overwhelming at times. Deciding on what schools to apply to, deciphering what each school requires and wrangling letters of recommendation takes a lot of time and effort. This guide will aim to break t...

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UMSI 2015 Employment Report
2015 Employment Report is now available!   You can view the full report here ,
but I wanted to share some highlights: 100% job placement PhD average salaries : $85,000 overall   (industry $98,000; academia $75,000) Job search length: 3-4 months
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