i just finished a phone interview with UNC. they work quickly. the application deadline was 1/15. roughly 50% of interviewees are accepted into the MPA program, so i'm no shoo in. but i'm more interested in the MPA program than I was prior to the call. the interviewers were professional, prepared and gracious. two professors, … Continue reading UNC School of Government interview
The UNC MPA application is out the door, and I'll submit NCSU this week. I believe I ought to explore programs outside of the state and the US for good measure, but my inner naysayer says out-of-state tuition will be prohibitive, and what sense does it make to learn about economic development in an international … Continue reading NCCU, maybe not a good choice for grad school
Today’s newspaper lesson led to a cultural exchange on how we calculate age. Our class is called Oxford after The Queen’s College at the elementary school camp where I'm teaching this month. My students are writing for a newspaper they created called Oxford Adventures. When filling out their reporter profiles today, Kate asked, “What should … Continue reading Try calculating your age with Korean math.
My 30-year-old student HyoJung and I chatted yesterday about this OECD one-pager on gender equality in Korea. Women now outpace men on reading tests here and are neck-and-neck with men in attaining uni degrees. HyoJung told me that employers often credit freshman (new) male employees with two years of experience when they start their jobs, as deference to … Continue reading korea’s gender pay gap – a workforce woe