On March 29th and 30th, The Josef Korbel School’s admitted students, who were on the edge of important decisions, met faculty, alums and current students at the annual Discover Korbel event hosted by the Josef Korbel School of International Studies’ Office of Graduate Admissions.
Through a series of panels, mock classes and receptions, over 100 recently admitted students gained an in depth look at the academic, professional and extracurricular opportunities available at the Josef Korbel School, the broader University of Denver community and the city of Denver. Highlights of the event included discussions with successful alums like Former Army Chief of Staff General Casey, a career and professional development session and time to ask detailed financial aid questions.
“It’s been well rounded, well organized, and you get all your questions answered,” said Ben Bestor, who travelled from Cleveland, OH to attend the event.
But no Josef Korbel School event would be complete without some fun, and prospective students were able to mingle with potential future classmates, tour the campus, and learn more about life in Denver.
“Everybody keeps talking about how good the skiing is,” said admitted applicant Mathew Riley.
A recent addition to the program included thirty minute mock classes, taught by six Josef Korbel School professors, including topics ranging from the relativism versus universalism of human rights, lectured by Dr. Jack Donnelly, to the roots of International Development, given by Dr. Devin Joshi.
“From the website I only got a general idea of what I would be studying, so it was a great way to clarify the programming,” said Gabriella Krohmal, of Washington D.C., noting the confusion of the quarter system for those coming out of the semester system.
Most helpful, many said, was the ability to connect directly with current Josef Korbel School students. For programs with excellent academic reputations, the comparison ultimately came down to the atmosphere and opportunities.
- Sarah Crozier, MA Candidate, International Development
Josef Korbel School of International Studies