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  • Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce | University of Kentucky
    across the nation and the globe The greatest concentration of graduates is in and around Washington DC The Employment Outcomes Report breaks down how recent graduates are employed by sector and provides some sense of what they initially earn Only mean salary figures are provided Professional salaries vary greatly by position and across sectors Specific individuals salaries are also highly dependent upon prior work experience unique skills geographic location and

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  • Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce | University of Kentucky
    the same size as the Patterson School Quite the opposite Our close knit personal program could not accommodate cutthroat competition within our student cohort Teamwork and collaboration are emphasized encouraged and expected After all this is what your future employers seek All students contribute to the education of their peers by virtue of their vigorous engagement drawing upon their own unique backgrounds experiences and perspectives No While the majority of students graduate after 18 months increasingly we have students who take two years most typically to permit additional language training and or to extend a particularly valuable overseas internship You should review such plans with your academic advisor In any case all the needed coursework for the master s degree can be completed in three semesters The Patterson School is located in the Patterson Office Tower on the main campus of the University of Kentucky UK is the state s flagship academic institution with approximately 29 000 students 20 000 undergraduate 9 000 graduate and 12 000 faculty and staff The university is located in Lexington a growing urban area of over half a million people in the heart of Kentucky s Bluegrass region This is a politically charged debate that we are somewhat hesitant to broach Kentucky lies below both the Mason Dixon and the Sweet Tea line In the Civil War or what some here call the War Between the States Kentucky was a border state like Maryland and Missouri and chose to remain in the Union Indeed Lexington was home to Henry Clay the Great Compromiser who used all the diplomacy he could muster to forestall that conflict Magnolia trees grow happily here but we have four distinct seasons and get a fair amount of snow You will find the majority of people in the Bluegrass are inordinately polite with the expressions Honey and Sweetie commonly heard Our state shares Texas appreciation for almost anything deep fat fried after all we are the K in KFC but in Lexington people are as likely to want their chili Three Way Cincinnati style with cinnamon cloves allspice and chocolate over spaghetti and then smothered with cheddar cheese as they are what is offered in Terlingua Groceries come from Midwest giant Kroger not Publix or Winn Dixie and ethnic restaurants are in abundance in particular Japanese and Indian UK is a powerhouse in the SEC but when it comes to professional football the Bengals tend to be favored over the Titans Kentucky s major cities Louisville and Lexington culturally mirror neither Nashville or Birmingham nor Chicago or Detroit Each reflects more a distinct blend of the two regional cultures with an added mix of their own unique positive characteristics The short answer Yes Sometimes Generally all regular courses and seminars are given only in Lexington On occasion however students may be able to take graduate coursework offered by Patterson School faculty engaged in special overseas programs In summer 2012 Professor Hillebrand offered courses in Buenos Aires Argentina In 2013 he will be teaching during the summer in Santiago Chile There are many but we will note here three First our programs of study are flexible and can be tailored closely to match a student s individual interests and career ambitions Many Patterson students complement core coursework with classes from not only standard arts and sciences disciplines but also the law school business school public health school and agricultural school Kentucky is one of only seven American universities that maintain on a single campus these plus a medical and pharmacy school Indeed as environmental and health challenges have risen in international affairs this diversity of class offerings will become ever more vital Second the cost of education at a public institution can be decidedly lower than at a private one Indeed University of Kentucky tuition is one fourth that of some of our key competitors see cost of attendance comparison below This makes our program an option for a wider range of students and can also enable our graduates to more easily pursue careers in public service or the non profit sector Finally in addition to academic benefits the University of Kentucky provides a wide range of cultural activities athletic facilities and spectator sports The overwhelming majority of our students work as interns at some point during their studies both to explore potential career prospects and to enhance their professional credentials Faculty staff and your colleagues beginning with the first day of new student orientation provide assistance with the internship process Patterson School students land high quality assignments Recent examples include positions with American embassies in France Belgium Macedonia Russia Vietnam Zambia and Ethiopia the foreign ministries in Costa Rica and Kenya the Canadian Parliament the U S Departments of State Defense Energy Homeland Security and Commerce CIA GAO NGOs in the United States Nicaragua Argentina Rwanda South Africa Afghanistan Yemen China and Cambodia the Inter American Development Bank the African Development Bank and the United Nations in New York and Geneva The Patterson School is dedicated to creating and maintaining a diverse inclusive learning and work environment In our global competitive economy we firmly believe appreciating understanding and embracing diversity is essential to success We will not discriminate on the basis of race color ethnic origin national origin creed religion political belief sex sexual orientation marital status citizenship or age In the admissions process a premium is placed on assembling as diverse a class as possible in all its attributes This encompasses not just the factors detailed above but also socio economic background foreign language ability intellectual interest and future career plans Indeed this diversity is critical to the Patterson School s pedagogical model The unique qualities perspectives and life experiences of each student enriches the education of the entire cohort This tends to be about 20 with students representing all continents and major regions Australia New Zealand continues to be a particularly hard target for our student recruitment we encourage all qualified applicants from these nations and Oceania The Patterson School embraces diversity in all its aspects so of course both systems are welcome and in common use by our faculty staff and students As befits a school of diplomacy a modicum of political correctness is expected when discussing the merits of each Passionate soliloquies about the stunningly thin new iMac 5mm or flash storage must be delivered carefully with due regard for the fact that Windows continues to dominate in government and corporate settings Then again one of our students from the former Soviet Union used to insist that Windows 7 was her idea no one s taking credit for Windows 8 yet For laptop users all Patterson School offices and classrooms have wireless coverage Finally both systems are available in our student room and in the university main library and its many annexes OK given our program s ongoing major project with Apple and software and hardware developers passionate soliloquies about the iPad are understood We are still discovering its full potential but the device s content delivery capabilities have proven exceptional as have the mirror imaging and teleconferencing options provided by the iPad2 and subsequent models Many students welcomed the third generation iPad s retina display and its 5MP iSight camera Few seem as interested in a mini iPad but that may change with the next entering class As our advertising exclaims this is a personal program Call us or even better if you will be in the neighborhood drop by In an effort to be green and save resources we no longer print a wide array of promotional materials about the Patterson School program Instead we try to place all the information you should need on this website and work hard to keep it up to date If you have specific or personal questions that you believe are not answered here please feel free to contact the appropriate faculty or staff by e mail or phone to obtain an answer Application Admissions YES We hold only one application admissions round each year To receive full consideration for admission and financial support your complete application should be received no later than February 1st Late applications may be reviewed but will be at a decided disadvantage Because of the unique nature and high selectivity of our program the Patterson School could not operate on a rolling admissions basis None whatsoever aside from your own peace of mind No Unlike some of our competitors you do not need to apply to a specific major concentration All Patterson School students are admitted into a common master s program While we seek people interested in all four concentrations we recognize that greater exposure to these areas in class or during site visits can lead students to change or modify their individual programs of study If you know what you wish to study at the Patterson School you should make this clear in your personal statement but rest assured that you may change major and or minor concentrations after you have started the program A complete application includes a statement of purpose a resume 2 4 recommendation letters GRE test scores and an official transcript Applications must be submitted online to the University of Kentucky Graduate School and you can upload most of these materials directly to your application additional details regarding this process can be found here The Patterson School also requires a supplement that has not yet been incorporated into the Apply Yourself system This supplement should be completed online A printed version for your reference can be found on the Patterson School s website on the Apply page No While we always welcome any opportunity to meet with future students we understand that â given the large number of applicants and their dispersal across the United States and around the world â it would be impractical and unfair to require all prospective students to travel to Kentucky for evaluative interviews While interviews are not required they can provide us better insight into your goals and desires as well as your background If you happen to be in the area we would love to meet you In contrast to some of our competitors however if you visit Lexington your interview will be with a core Patterson School faculty member not a student or member of our staff Indeed our students and staff expect that you will probably want to interview them to better understand what we have to offer As we have said repeatedly our program is personal If you will be in Lexington please call Chris Wolcott at 1 859 257 4666 to schedule a visit or meetings We encourage prospective students to meet with faculty and staff and if possible to attend a Patterson School core class Our current students are the program s best ambassadors and they are usually delighted to talk about their experience here Also be sure to check the Patterson School s calendar in case there is a guest speaker or special event on campus during your visit We do not recruit on the road as much as our competitors we don t need to When we do appear at a national conference a model UN gathering or an Idealist grad fair however you will find a core faculty member or perhaps even our director not just a student alumnus or admissions staffer We not only welcome but seek a wide variety of undergraduate majors and interests Political Science Economics History and Foreign Languages are common majors among applicants but so too are Anthropology Communications and Business Among current students you will also find those whose focus was Computer Science Social Work Mathematics Journalism Agriculture Law Systems Engineering Psychology Religion Philosophy Linguistics Library Science and more There are no fixed requirements regarding undergraduate majors or curriculum This diversity of backgrounds interests and talents contributes to the overall Patterson School experience Doesn t everyone Some knowledge of undergraduate level economics and statistics is preferred but admitted students can remedy shortcomings in both areas via special classes at UK For those who need supplementary econ work an intensive two week class not for credit is available for new students before August orientation Students are required to take a statistics for social sciences course during the fall semester if statistics was not part of their undergraduate coursework Currently graduate level economics coursework is not required although we are actively considering it If you have a foundation in macro and microeconomics we recommend Economic Statecraft one of our most popular classes to further hone this essential skill set We expect students to be proficient in a second language upon graduation Further work on language skills can be done at the University of Kentucky in summer language programs or by taking advantage of study abroad options like the State Department s Critical Language Scholarship Program Current UK language offerings include Arabic Chinese French German Hebrew Italian Japanese Russian and Spanish For more advanced training or exotic languages Patterson School students often head to Middlebury s Language Schools the University of Wisconsin s Summer Language Institutes and Indiana University s SWSEEL or to universities in China and the Middle East Sometimes but just a little bit We recognize the challenge that tackling Arabic Chinese or Russian represents and know that extensive study of a hard language often demonstrates a strong commitment to international affairs Furthermore a measure of diversity in language background among admitted students is important as we seek in each class students who are interested in each world region Nevertheless just as French Spanish and German are the most commonly taught languages in the United States it should come as no surprise that these are also our American students most typical foreign languages Arabic is however rapidly catching up The most important point to us however and to potential employers is that you achieve proficiency in any foreign language Like the American Foreign Service the Patterson School does not require that you have spent time overseas Nevertheless for both institutions international experience is highly recommended and typical The overwhelming majority of successful applicants have had international exposure Note while the U S Foreign Service does not require applicants to be proficient in a foreign language or to possess a bachelor s degree the Patterson School expects both Professional success will require the ability to lead in a multilingual multicultural international environment There is no formal requirement but it certainly does not hurt Since we are a school of diplomacy and international commerce we value both private and public sector experience Often 2 3 years of professional experience enables a candidate to develop leadership potential and firmly set a career direction We have also observed a pattern of applicants who decide after seven years of professional work the 7 year itch to dramatically shift career directions The quality and depth of formal work experience particularly if it had an international dimension can have a significant impact in the admissions process Yes We often have students in our entering cohorts who have already received a masters degree an MBA or a law degree Sometimes even a PhD What s important in this instance is how the Patterson program in combination with your previous academic achievement may make you a more competitive candidate in pursuing your intended career The process is somewhat mysterious governed by a deep historic tradition The faculty Admissions and Fellowship Committee bound by secrecy are cloistered in a small remote building on campus where they seek divine guidance in the selection process Official transcripts are burned in a special stove white smoke rising from the chimney indicates No Actually the committee sits in air conditioned comfort drinking way too much Starbucks coffee and Diet Coke carefully assessing and balancing the entire pool of applicants Their aim is to craft an incoming class drawn from across the country and the globe whose complimentary and conflicting interests experiences and perspectives will guarantee a dynamic and exciting learning environment The admissions committee looks at a wide variety of factors in considering potential candidates These include the personal statement grade point averages Graduate Record Examination scores letters of recommendation life and professional experience language ability and regional interests For us a thorough admissions process is fundamental to the success of our program We honestly take a holistic view of our applicants carefully reading ALL the files The personal statement can be particularly helpful in assessing the goals and motivations behind an applicant s desire to pursue a career in international affairs Not more than 500 words professional writing in government and business places a premium on brevity and clarity yes academia is different but our program is designed to prepare you for a non academic career Use your personal statement to illuminate your background highlighting your career objectives and how the Patterson School program can help you attain them Many of our students are drawn to international affairs to make a difference in the world and this passion is conveyed in their statements Enough to provide a clear picture of your academic performance and potential for a professional career in international affairs Ideally this would include letters from people acquainted with both your academic and professional accomplishments We expect to see a minimum of two recommendations and a maximum of four Not surprisingly most applicants will submit three Your academic letter s should be prepared by university college professors and the professional letter s should be written by current or former employers supervisors or anyone else who has been in a position to judge your suitability for professional employment You should ask for these letters well before the application deadline ideally before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays People submitting reference letters on your behalf may upload them electronically into the Apply Yourself application system Those recommenders who wish to submit letters by mail can send signed letters directly to Admission Committee Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce 451 POT University of Kentucky Lexington KY 40506 USA Patterson School application

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  • Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce | University of Kentucky
    at the forefront of graduate education in diplomacy and international commerce ranked alongside Princeton George Washington and American University The caliber of students the Patterson School draws from Kentucky across the country and around the globe has soared but unfortunately its facilities and financial resources have not kept pace with their needs or the school s solid reputation We want to continue to attract and teach those students who can make a difference and to hire and retain faculty that inspire them Today this vibrant program can be maintained only with private support I invite you to become a partner in helping shape the next generation of leaders in international affairs Philanthropy is above all personal I would love to explore how we might join forces to enhance this landmark program I have some great ideas and suspect you do too Please call me 859 257 4666 or share your thoughts and passions by e mail Carey Cavanaugh I would be delighted to tell you about how Patterson School graduates are making their mark on the planet everyday Your support can not only help make my students dreams possible but through their actions and life long careers may profoundly transform people s lives This is an exciting time at the Patterson School With the dramas unfolding in the Middle East and East Asia it s hard to imagine when there was a more pressing need for diplomacy and greater international understanding Thank you for considering the Patterson School as a place to make your mark on the world My students need your support Let s talk Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh Director A Living Legacy This school exists because one man put his personal financial resources behind a plan for the future and other visionaries embraced his cause UK s first President

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  • Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce | University of Kentucky
    loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied together in a garment of destiny Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly In contrast to Tip O Neill s dictum that all politics is local Dr King clearly recognized that most solutions are global His pronouncements on peace justice freedom and serving a higher purpose mirror the aims and principles we encourage at the Patterson School I m delighted you have discovered the Patterson School and encourage you to explore our website Our school is highly selective and globally recognized distinguished by its intimate size affordability and focus on both diplomacy and international commerce Academic training here is unique with its focus on teamwork and an emphasis on augmenting classroom instruction with experiential and interactive learning This can be seen in our visits to corporate and government facilities internships and the extensive use of negotiation and crisis simulations Patterson School students are bright diverse and dedicated with many passionately embracing Dr King s calls to make this world a better place For over 50 years

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  • Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce | University of Kentucky
    provide one of the world s most traditional professions After two years with all of our students faculty and staff using iPads the device has become a must have item And in our context must have has actually meant must have with you at any given moment Students almost always bring their iPads to class but where the device has had the greatest impact is everywhere else in the corridor on a bus at lunch waiting for a plane The iPad has shined most not in content creation but content delivery Coupled with PressReader which provides instant access to almost three thousand newspapers it lets international policy wonks in training stay current on breaking events from Caracas to Cairo to Cape Town to Canberra Other apps offer up live BBC and NPR broadcasts the evening TV news or the featured author last night on The Daily Show In many ways the iPad is an unbeatable media device Light enough to always have at hand battery life sufficient to go all day and a screen that is large and bright enough to make reading enjoyable From the educator perspective using the iPad has enhanced student teamwork and information sharing provided an easy vehicle to convey class content and required readings and improved student presentations In a recent survey over 90 of our students said the iPad had enhanced their academic experience with more than 80 believing the device would be valuable in their future profession a third said extremely valuable We plan to continue our iPad trial through 2013 While we have been very happy with the device integration into the classroom experience has been slower than expected and we have not yet fully tapped the device s full potential If you would like to assist with this effort have developed

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  • Academic Calendar | University of Kentucky Registrar
    Contact Us Admissions Student Account Services Financial Aid Tweet Academic Calendar Academic Calendar 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 Undergraduate and Graduate Calendar Fall 2012 Semester Winter 2012 2013 Intersession Spring 2013 Semester Summer 2013 Session 4 week Summer 2013 Session 8 week College of Dentistry Calendar College of Law Calendar College of Medicine Calendar College of Pharmacy Calendar Undergraduate and Graduate Calendar Fall 2011 Semester Winter 2011 2012 Intersession Spring 2012 Semester Summer 2012 Session 4 week Summer 2012 Session 8 week College of Dentistry Calendar College of Law Calendar College of Medicine Calendar Undergraduate and Graduate Calendar Fall 2010 Semester Winter 2010 2011 Intersession Spring 2011 Semester Summer 2011 Session 4 week Summer 2011 Session 8 week College of Dentistry Calendar College of Law Calendar College of Medicine Calendar Admission Contact Us Freshmen International Students Transfer Visiting Transient Veteran Non Degree Readmission Graduate School Admitted Students Appeals Find Your Admissions Counselor Finances Student Account Services Financial Aid Scholarship Tuition Fees Cost Calculator Academics Majors Programs Registrar Academic Success Bulletin How to Declare More Ways to Learn AMSTEMM Experience UK Athletics Photos Videos Visit UK Diversity Campus Safety Strategic Plan UK News Campus Calendar Resources Veteran Resource Center Student

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  • UK | Undergraduate Studies | Contact Us
    Information Sessions Pre Professional Resources Being a Competitive Applicant Timeline Schedule an Appointment Pre Law Students Student Resources Academic Success Advising Syllabus Priority Registration Worksheets Advising Conference Worksheet PDF Ask an Advisor Bulletin Declaring a Major FAQs Helpful Documents Rebound GPA Calculation Register for a Workshop Rules for Probation Schedule an Appointment Course Exception Forms Parents About Us Our Advising Team Our Mission Contact Us Visit Us Please share your

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  • UK | Undergraduate Studies | Current Students
    be an active participant in the major exploration process Our goal is to assist you with your transition to the University and to help you choose an academic major consistent with your abilities and career aspirations The clock is ticking and you must begin the exploration process now to be ready to make an informed decision before you have earned 60 credit hours Set aside some time each week to reflect on the process but don t obsess about it Your major will NOT come to you in a dream or overnight Keep a notebook about your journey through the process talk to people about their journey and how they got into their job and develop a sense of perspective you are not the first person to be undecided Most importantly think about how you make decisions and do you normally choose the first thing that comes to mind OR do you take time and gather information to make an informed decision Helpful Links Advising Syllabus Disability Resource Center GPA Calculation James W Stuckert Career Center Probation Suspension Reinstatement Rules Who is an Academic Advisor APEX UK Majors Bulletin Academic Calendar Scheduling an Appointment Here are some things you can do to start the exploration process 1 What interests you Have you taken an interest inventory You can meet with a career counselor and your academic advisor to discuss the process and determine your next steps 2 Your talents Explore a rich diverse course schedule each semester Sometimes the best way to choose a major is to take a class and see if you like it Think about things you are good at and ask yourself Do I like to work inside or outside Do I like to work with people or things 3 Your values Talk to your family

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