When we admit a student to IAS, it's as if we're choosing a team to climb a very interesting, fairly rugged mountain—together.
We obviously want student who have the training, stamina and passion for the climb.
At the same time, we want each to add something useful or intriguing to the team, from a wonderful temperament or sense of humour to compelling personal experiences, to a wide range of individual gifts, talents, interests and achievements.
We are emphatically not looking for a batch of identical perfect climbers; we are looking for a richly varied team of capable people who will support, surprise and inspire each other.
Preparing yourself for your future, have to follow two things:
- Making sure you're ready to do the hard work, and
- Taking the time to really explore things that interest you, both inside and outside of the Institution.