Admissions Blog

Posts from 2015

GSPP Summer Interns

This summer, Goldman School students interned at over 90 organizations around the world. Many of the internships were for government agencies and non-profits organizations in Washington DC, Sacramento and San Francisco, but students went as far as Asunción, Paraguay; Cape Town, South Africa; and Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

For a snapshot of student internships, read about Cesar Manuel Zulaica's work in Southeast AsiaTrinetta Chong in CambodiaDarian Woods' internship at Planet MoneyAdam Gorski's work for a network of charter schools and Lisa Corsetto's time at the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

Fall 2015 MPP Recruitment Events

GSPP is gearing up for the Fall 2015 application season. Below you will find important information regarding deadlines and recruitment events. We look forward to meeting you in a city near you, where you will have the opportunity to speak with GSPP Admissions representatives, alumni, and students to learn about admissions requirements, the MPP curriculum, and life at GSPP.

August

Berkeley - Graduate Program Fair - Monday, August 3, 2015

September

Application Opens - Early September (An announcement will be sent via e-mail and in our Admissions Blog)
New York Idealist Grad Fair Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Berkeley - On Campus Information Session  - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

October

Washington, DC Idealist Grad Fair - Thursday, October 1, 2015
Atlanta - Atlanta University Center (AUC) Consortium Graduate School Fair - Thursday, October 1, 2015
Chicago Idealist Grad Fair - Monday, October 5, 2015
San Francisco Idealist Grad Fair  - Thursday, October 22, 2015
Berkeley - On Campus Information Session - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

November

Recommended "take by" date for the GRE to ensure scores arrive by the application deadline - Monday, November 9, 2015

December

MPP Application Deadline & MPP supplemental material deadline (letters of recommendation, all test scores) - Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:59pm PST

Note: Some concurrent degree programs have different application deadlines. 

Keep checking our Admissions Events page for more opportunities to learn about the Goldman School!

Application Deadline For Fall 2015 Applicants

The MPP application deadline for Fall 2015 is Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:59pm PST. Note: For those applying to a concurrent degree program, please be aware that some concurrent degree application deadlines are different from the single-degree MPP application deadline.

To meet the application deadline, applicants should take the GRE no later than November 9, 2015. More information here.

International applicants: GRE test dates are offered less frequently abroad. Spots fill up quickly. REGISTER FOR A TEST DATE EARLY! 

Student Profile

Ari Ettinger, MPP '16

Name:  Ari Ettinger

Policy Area of Concentration:  Energy and Environment

GSPP Graduation Year: 2016

Undergraduate School:  Washington University in St. Louis

Personal History: I was born in Portland, Oregon and have lived there my whole life except for 4 years in St. Louis and now my time in Berkeley. I come from a union family with gay parents and have always been attracted to public policy matters, economics and politics.

What attracted you to GSPP? The weather, the fantastic academic reputation and the progressive culture.

What was your professional background before GSPP and what do you look to do with your degree upon graduation? I have worked mostly in health care policy in Oregon. After graduating, I hope to use my skills in environmental policy to create incentives for personal behavior change.

What is your favorite thing about being a student in the Bay Area? Living in a college town that happens to also be adjacent to one of the world’s great cities.

In your view, what type of person will benefit from a GSPP education? Someone who is open minded about their views on the world and about the methods that we must use to solve our world’s problems.

What has been your favorite class? Energy and Society, with Dan Kammen.

Who is your favorite faculty member? Steve Raphael.

What is your best memory from GSPP? Doing the Harlem Shake as a class after finals.