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Open House for Admitted Students

April 10, 2019

Johns Hopkins SAIS welcomed more than 200 newly admitted students for its annual Open House at the Washington, DC campus.

Student Government Association President Joshua Henderson MA '19 welcomed attendees and reflected on some of his top experiences as a student. Dean Vali Nasr discussed the value a Johns Hopkins SAIS education will have for graduates’ future careers, followed by a Q&A with alumna Sita Sonty MA '02, Vice President for International Business with the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and former Chief of Staff for Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.  

Later in the day, prospective students gained insights on academic life from a panel of faculty members and learned about the value of the alumni network – 20,000 strong – from returning graduates. Attendees shared lunch discussions with academic programs to learn more about concentration areas from faculty and current students. A student club fair connected representatives of extracurricular groups to make the case for activities that enhance the graduate school experience outside the classroom.

The day wrapped up with an evening reception at the Center for Strategic Studies (CSIS), located a few block from the school, where the attendees networked with their future classmates, faculty, and staff.