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Department of Political Science Announcements

Posted 9/21: Careers

Save the Date for Political Science at Work

October 23 / 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Memorial Union – Great Hall

Learn from Political Science alumni about how they found rewarding careers in many fields. Stop in for all or part of the event to join groups of other students to chat with alumni.

Learn More about Participating Alumni

Posted 9/18: Event

The Department of Political Science would like to invite you to a Welcome Back Mixer on Wednesday, September 27th from 3-5pm. All Political Science majors, certificate students, and PEPP certificate students are welcome!

Come enjoy a nacho bar while you mingle with other students, staff, faculty and campus partners. The event is drop-in style in the AT&T Lounge (Room 106) in the Pyle Center, so come when you can.

Posted 9/7: Scholarship

If you are a senior planning to graduate this Fall 2023, Spring 2024 or Summer 2024, please consider applying for the Elaine C. Davis Prize for $500.

This prize will be awarded to a senior Political Science major in recognition of outstanding academic achievement. The recipient will also have demonstrated leadership on campus and/or community affairs and demonstrated intellectual ability and curiosity, good citizenship and an appreciation of the world.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Declared in Political Science
  • Senior standing, graduating this Fall 2023, Spring 2024 or Summer 2024
  • Hold a 3.0 GPA or above

Students can apply using the link below by October 1st, 2023:

Elaine C. Davis Award – Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) (academicworks.com)

 Announcements from Outside the Department

Posted 9/21: Careers

Jumpstart Your Job & Internship Search

Wednesday, September 27 / 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Virtual via Zoom

Want to learn about what you can be doing now to be ready for internships or jobs later? This interactive online workshop will take you through the step-by-step process of how to get a job or internship in any career field.

We’ll cover the basics of:

  • Exploring your career options
  • Ways to build experiences for your resume
  • How to start the job search process

All years and majors are welcome!

Posted 9/21: Writing Center

Check out The Writing Center’s groups for undergraduates!

Join other undergraduates from across the university at relaxed meetings where you’ll have the opportunity to set goals, structure your writing time, and work through challenges! Led by friendly, experienced instructors, these writing groups provide an opportunity for sustained writing support within a community of other undergraduate student writers.

Posted 9/21: Scholarship

Information Session:
Tuesday, September 26, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Union South, TITU or ZOOM
(For those attending in person, pizza will be served)
 Please register HERE

Do you hope to be an activist or “change agent” who improves how government, non-profit organizations, educational or research institutions serve the public? Are there conditions in our society or the environment that trouble you? Learn about the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which provides $30,000 for graduate study in any field leading to a career in public service. (Apply as a junior–planning to graduate between December 2024 and August 2025.)

Successful candidates have an extensive record of campus and community service, outstanding leadership potential, and are committed to a public service career, broadly defined. In recent years 13 UW-Madison students have won Truman Scholarships. You could be next!

Posted 9/18: Wisconsin in Washington

Spaces remain available for the Spring 2024 cohort of the Wisconsin in Washington program! The application deadline has been extended to Friday September 29, 2023.

As a friendly reminder, all student participants in the Spring 2024 Wisconsin in Washington program will receive a guaranteed scholarship of $5,000. Depending on students’ FAFSA, up to $8,000 scholarships may be awarded.

Additionally, IAP administered scholarships for winter, spring, and calendar year programs are open in WISH, and will be due September 25.

Posted 9/18: Study Abroad

The all-campus Study Abroad Fair returns to Gordon Dining & Event Center on Tuesday, September 26 from 3-6 pm.

The fair is a great way to learn the basics of the study abroad planning process and explore programs and international internships. Attendees will be able to chat with returned students, meet UW-Madison faculty leaders and program representatives, start their advising journey with study abroad staff, and more. Students of ALL majors and academic levels are welcome!

Posted 9/18: Law School

The Center for Pre-Law Advising is hosting The Law School Expo on October 4th, 2023 from 11am to 4pm at Union South.

This event will host dozens of law school admissions representatives in a law school fair from 11am to 3pm. There will be breakout sessions about networking and law school interviews. From 3-4pm, a panel of admissions representatives from different law schools will share how to write a competitive application. A flier with all the details is attached. FAQs can be found here.

Posted 9/18: Graduate School

Virtual Open House: Explore and Apply to Graduate School at UW-Madison

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Hear from enrollment coaches and other staff to gain insight into the application process, and discover the array of services and resources available to graduate students at UW–Madison.


Posted 9/18: Event

Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will join the La Follette School for a public presentation on Tuesday, September 26 at 6 p.m. at the Memorial Union.

This presentation is part of the La Follette School’s Policymaker in Residence Speaker Series, which is generously funded by the Kohl Initiative and American Family Insurance. This event is free, open to the public, and available in person at Memorial Union or via livestream. Registration is required. To register, visit go.wisc.edu/Ryan.

Posted 9/12: Conference

The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. is hosting a fully funded conference for first generation undergraduate college students  November 16th and 17th. AEI’s American Dream Initiative: First Generation Student Forum is designed to bring first generation undergraduate students to Washington DC to enter into discussions with leading experts and one another about the state of the American Dream today. Themes will include the importance of institutions, upward mobility, social capital, America’s role on the global stage, and opportunity in modern America.

In this all-expenses paid conference, students will engage with the world of public policy, discuss the America Dream, and have an opportunity to tour the US Capitol. This conference is exclusively for first generation undergraduate college students. Apply using this link by Saturday, September 30.

Posted 9/12: Scholarship

Applications for 2024-25 Boren Awards are now open. Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The campus deadline is December 1, 2023. For more information, please visit their website.

Posted 8/25: Journal

The Cornell International Affairs Review is now seeking manuscript submissions for their Fall 2023 issue:

We are a student-run, peer-reviewed academic journal at Cornell University dedicated to publishing undergraduate, postgraduate, and expert scholarship on contemporary international affairs.

The Review seeks to curate papers that present original research and demonstrate novel arguments or interpretive approaches. Papers should preferably address events and trends that are not well-established in current scholarship, yet have immediate global relevance and engage a broader and more diverse audience beyond the traditional academic sphere. Please read our submission requirements on our website.

Submission deadline is September 22nd.

Posted 8/25: Scholarship

The UW-Madison Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program) application is open on the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) through October 1.

The McNair Scholars Program is an academic excellence opportunity for undergraduate students with aspirations and strong academic potential for advancing toward doctoral (Ph.D.) study upon completing the bachelor’s degree. The program bridges undergraduate and graduate education through academic, research, and scholarly experiences.  Students selected for the McNair Scholars Program join a supportive community of peers, faculty, staff, and alums.  For more information about the program, please visit the McNair Scholars Program website

Upcoming Dates and Events

September 2023

9/4: Labor Day; Campus offices closed

9/6: Fall semester instruction begins

9/13: Deadline to drop a course without a “DR” transcript notation

9/15: Deadline to add a fall course

9/27: Political Science Welcome Back Mixer

October 2023

No current events

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