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COVES Info Session #2 - Shared screen with gallery view
George Edwards
15:50
Would it be appropriate to specify which department we could see ourselves working with in the application/statement of interest?
Adele Balmer
16:37
Great question! We will answer that when Janey finishes with the general presentation.
Yezi Yang
18:59
Hi! I might need to leave soon for another meeting. I see this info session is recorded - how do I receive a link to the recording?
Tyler Russ
20:04
For the policy memo, is there a suggested list of topics to choose from, or do we have complete choice?
Sean Kinard
21:33
After completing the fellowship, could you name some specific career positions that an intern would be primed and ready for?
George Edwards
21:54
Thank you each for your perspective! So, the interview process would occur after acceptance into the program?
Nikita Lad (GMU/SCHEV)
22:41
Yes, George!
George Edwards
23:13
Thanks for the clarification, Nikita. 🙂
Nikita Lad (GMU/SCHEV)
23:17
Once you are shortlisted into the program, then you have an option to interview all/selected host offices
George Edwards
26:09
My last question is how did you approach your advisor about this program?
Tyler Russ
29:07
(Thank you for addressing my question!)
Margaret Nagai-Singer
30:51
https://www.mindmeister.com/1293148579/science-policy-career-paths
George Edwards
39:11
Okay I have one more question - given the deadline is approaching should we nominate ourselves (i.e., Fellowship Nomination Form) or have the conversation with out advisor and ask if they could nominate us?
George Edwards
42:05
Okay so will not look bad if we nominate ourselves? Lol
Sarah Hall (VASEM)
42:49
@George - nope! You can double-check with the new Dean of students for clarification though.
Alexandra Wynn
46:42
Hi everyone! Thank you so much for this information. It is super helpful hearing about your experiences and how you have benefitted from this fellowship. What do you think made you stand out as an applicant and in your application?
Sarah Hall (VASEM)
52:04
You can read more about past Fellows’ experiences on our website here: http://www.vasem.org/covesfellowship/information-for-students/
Sarah Hall (VASEM)
52:28
Policy experience is not required!
Sarah Hall (VASEM)
53:42
using science to create change!
Alexandra Wynn
53:49
Thank you all so much!!! That was extremely helpful
Tyler Russ
55:55
In our statements, etc., should we avoid partisan references, e.g., remain politically neutral?
Sarah Hall (VASEM)
56:38
Science policy is political, non-partisan!
Tyler Russ
57:48
Thank you, that is helpful.
Tyler Russ
58:30
My focus, is whether we should explicitly address differences in worldviews to find common ground; but your advice on phrasing addresses that.
Sarah Hall (VASEM)
58:40
Worst case scenario, you fall in love with science policy and want to do it as a career!
Sudhir Shenoy
58:41
Thank you everyone!
Alexandra Wynn
58:43
Thank you!
Lindsey Rivers
58:45
Thank you!
Kacey Hirshfeld
58:45
Thank you!
Sarah Hall (VASEM)
59:17
covesfellowship@vasem.org
Tyler Russ
59:31
Thank you