Hey there. It’s me, Dan’s Blogmother. I’ve taken over the blog today to share bittersweet news. Dan, one of myRead more
Hi Blog readers — I’m Jessica, former blogger-in-chief, and now an occasional guest writer.
As you probably know, Fletcher released admission decisions a few weeks ago, and nearly all those yeses and nos went to applicants to our master’s-level programs. A relatively small number of responses winged their way to applicants to the school’s PhD Program in International Relations. You might be one of the handful of newly admitted PhD students but, since there are very few, you’re more likely to be wondering why you would care about the PhD program, as you’re researching graduate schools. I’m here to tell you why!Read more
Hi folks! Former blogger-in-chief Jessica here — occupying the Admissions Blog while Dan is taking a walk through the Hall of Flags.
This is the moment in the fall semester when we start hearing regularly from prospective applicants to Fletcher’s PhD program in International Relations. In some ways, they’re just like applicants to our master’s degrees, with questions about where-to-put-what in the application form, but their focus on their planned research is what makes them stand out. They often pose questions that challenge me to figure out which member of the faculty might be interested in a particular sub-specialty.Read more
With thanks to Dan for handing over the reins for this week, today is the final day of the PhDRead more
When PhD students (technically, at this stage, “PhD Candidates”) have completed their classes and comprehensive exams, and they’ve successfully defendedRead more
As I mentioned on Monday, the PhD program can be broken up roughly into three phases. The first, when studentsRead more
Today is Day 2 of the PhD program’s occupation of the Admissions Blog and I (Jessica) want to introduce theRead more
Hello blog readers! It’s me, Jessica, newish director of Fletcher’s PhD Program in International Relations. Dan has generously offered meRead more
Two weeks ago, I decided that I would publish a post every day so that my last-ever Admissions Blog post could be #1925. No special reason for selecting that number, except that it sounds more impressive than 1923. So here I am, writing my final post.Read more
Friday’s post described all the changes coming to the Admissions team. (SO MANY changes after so many years of little movement!) In preparation for moving along, Kristen and I chatted about what’s ahead for each of us. We’ve never been shy about keeping ourselves/each other entertained at work, so we opened up a shared document and started sharing.
JD: A year ago, we never would have predicted it, but here we are — both of us planning a transition from Fletcher Admissions. In your case, you’re not going too far. Would you like to describe the work that will soon be taking up your days full-time?Read more