You may have seen this article in Diplomatic Courier, which features the “Top 99 Most Influential International Professionals Under 33.” If you didn’t see the original article, you might have seen the Fletcher take on it, listing our nine alumni among the Top 99, including two in the Top 9.
I thought I’d share some of the reaction of my Admissions colleagues. After students circulated the link to the article via the Social List, Kristen sent me a note saying how proud she was, and that “it also makes me feel like a bit of an old-timer, as I recognized our students’ names without looking them up.” Then Laurie and I chatted about how clearly we remembered reading many (or, in Laurie’s case, all) of the applications, with Matan’s particularly standing out in my mind. We always feel that personal connection to students, starting with their applications and continuing as they make their mark on the Fletcher community.
Frankly, it doesn’t take an Admissions genius to have seen the potential in one of these people who, so quickly, have made an impact. Ultimately, the most gratifying aspect of the story, from the Admissions perspective, is that the nine chose Fletcher as the place where they would hone their skills and broaden their perspectives — giving Fletcher the opportunity to play a role in shaping them before they moved along to the wider world.
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