Ala Avoyan

Ala AvoyanEach year top students from ISET receive exceptionally promising and appealing offers to continue their graduate education at some of the best universities in the world. This year was not an exception. Ala Avoyan, second-year ISET student, received fully-funded offers from the following universities: New York University (NYU), Chicago University, Cornell University and Ohio State University. After consulting with the faculty and academic director of ISET and after taking into account the extraordinary character and vibrancy of the economics department at NYU, Avoyan decided to make New York her new home.

"This is an amazing opportunity for me to be able to attend courses taught by 2011 Nobel Prize winner, Tomas Sargent, as well as lectures conducted by Lars Ljungqvist, Douglas Gale, Ariel Rubinstein and other internationally recognized scholars. However, all this would not have been possible without the help and support of every single member of the ISET faculty", Avoyan says.

ISET provides all the necessary funding to PhD applicants to take standardized tests such as the GRE and TOEFL. Moreover, the school reimburses all the application and mailing fees. But the most important and priceless factor, which contributes to ISETers’ success in landing offers from outstanding universities, is the help which ISET faculty and visitors provide to students by giving them recommendation letters, which are a crucial component of the PhD application process. Opportunities provided by ISET are especially valuable because of the variety of choices the school offers to students. Successful students at ISET have a chance to choose their future educational career based on their own preferences and professional goals, because the education they get at ISET creates a lot of options and leaves the decision up to each student to make.


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