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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Josef Korbel School welcomes 214 MA students and 5 PhD students

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Welcome New Students

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies welcomed an incoming class of 214 MA candidates and five PhD candidates at the annual Exploring Korbel new student orientation.

This year, Exploring Korbel began on September 3 and involves three days of scheduled events.  These include ample opportunities for students to mix and mingle with their new colleagues, as well as informative sessions to learn about topics ranging from the rigorous academic life at the School and the services provided by the Office of Career and Professional Development.

Incoming Class Snapshot

  • Number of Incoming MA students: 214
  • Number of Incoming PhD students: 5
  • 38 U.S. states are represented
  • 14 countries (including the U.S.) are represented

Exploring Korbel Agenda

September 3 – 5, 2013

Tuesday, Sept. 3rd

  • 8 a.m. - Registration/check in (west lawn, Ben Cherrington Hall)
  • 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. - Welcome breakfast on the lawn with current staff and faculty
  • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Breakout Sessions Regarding Certificate Programs (optional)
    • Sie 150-Humanitarian Assistance (Chen Reis)
    • BMC 301-Global Health Certificate Program
    • Cyber Café – Joint Certificate Program on Int'l Law & Human Rts
  • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Campus Tours with Continuing Students (optional)
  • 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. - Financial Aid Session - Cyber Café
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Breakout Sessions with Degree Directors
    • Sie 150-International Development (Sally Hamilton)
    • Cyber Café – International Studies (Frank Laird)
    • BMC 301-International Security and Homeland Security Certificate (Rachel Epstein)
    • BMC 309-International Human Rights (Claude d'Estree)
    • BMC 310-Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration (Lynn Holland)
    • BMC 218-F – International Administration (Tom Rowe)
    • BMC 101-B  All PhD Students meet with Jack Donnelly and Martin Rhodes
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Pizza Lunch on Lawn with faculty, staff, and students (new PhD students will meet in Cherrington 301 for pizza with continuing PhD students)
  • 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. - Exploring webcentral, blackboard, Portfolio, and graduate policies
    • 1st floor, Cyber Café, Cherrington Hall, Student Affairs Staff Students with last names A-L
  • 2:15 - 3 p.m. - Exploring webcentral, blackboard, Portfolio, and graduate policies
    • 1st floor, Cyber Café, Cherrington Hall, Student Affairs StaffStudents with last names M-Z
  • 3 – 6 p.m. - Individual Advising Sessions with Faculty(incoming PhDs will schedule an individual meeting with the co-directors of the PhD program during the first 2 weeks of fall quarter)

Wednesday, Sept. 4th

  • 8:30 - 9 a.m. - Check-in/Registration with Career Staff Cyber Café
  • 9 a.m. – Noon - Career and Professional Development Workshop Orientation
    • LAST NAMES BEGINNING A- L (Mandatory for those who wish to utilize their offices and development programs)
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. Check-in/Registration with Career Staff Cyber Café
  • 1 – 4 p.m.  - Career and Professional Development Workshop Orientation
    • LAST NAMES BEGINNING M - Z (Mandatory for those who wish to utilize their offices and development programs) Sie Center, Room 150 and Cyber Cafe
      • PhD students may attend any of the Career and Professional Development sessions – or contact Career Services directly for an appt.

Thursday, Sept 5th

  • 9 - 10 a.m. - Morning Breakfast Meeting with PMI and RPCVs Sie Center, Room 150
  • 10 - 11:15 a.m. - Student Group Tables/Sign-upsSie Center, Room 150