Professionalization Seminars | Department of Political Science

Professionalization Seminars

While formal graduate seminars often cover issues of professionalization, the primary purpose of graduate seminars is to train graduate students to conduct political science. In light of this, the Political Science Department hosts regularly scheduled professionalization workshops for the purpose of improving our students' professional development. These professionalization seminars are administered by professionalization coordinators who are members of the Graduate Studies Committee. For those interested, informal discussions typically continue at a local purveyor of food and cheer.

The Department also recommends that students attend the Professional Development Workshops hosted by the Toulouse Graduate School.

Fall 2014

Preparing for Success on the Job Market

  • Date: Friday, September 26 at 3pm
  • Location: WH 112
  • Speaker: Prof. Jim Scott of TCU

Successfully Navigating Comps

  • Date: Friday, October 31 at 3pm
  • Location: TBD
  • Panelists: Samantha Pettey, Eric Keels, Tim Haglund, and Ben Gross
Spring 2014

Publishing in Academic Journals

  • Date: Friday, April 11 at 3.00pm
  • Location: WH 111
  • Panelists: Drs. Biglaiser, Martinez-Ebers, and Saleyan

Teaching Your Own Course

  • Date: Friday, February 28 at 3.00pm
  • Location: WH 111
  • Panelists: Drs. Enterline and Watson

The Conference Experience

  • Date: Friday, January 31 at 3.00pm
  • Location: WH 111
  • Panelists: Drs. Greig, Hensel, and Spoon
Fall 2013

Preparing for the Job Market

  • Date: Friday, November 1 at 3.00pm
  • Location: WH 111
  • Panelists: Drs. Blackstone, Carey, and DeMerritt

Preparing for Comprehensive Exams

  • Date: Friday, October 5 at 3.00pm
  • Location: WH 111
  • Panelists: Drs. Biglaiser, Eshbaugh-Soha, and Forde

Previous Sessions

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