Political Science Graduate Workshop

The Political Science Graduate Workshop (PSGW) focuses on personal and professional development for current graduate students in the political science department. The PSGW’s mission is to “foster communication and information-sharing among the grad students and faculty members of the political science department and to promote professional development opportunities for the grad students.” The topics covered in PSGW range from topics in graduate life (health and balance, financial life) to discipline professional development (publishing, communications). This workshop convenes several times per semester each academic year.

Workshops 2017-2018 



10/13/2017, 12:00-1:15pm in the Ogg Room

How to use summer months to better position yourself for success after graduate school. Topics include teaching, field work, attending a summer program, taking classes, and working as a research assistant.

11/14/2017, 12:00-1:15pm in the Ogg Room

How to network at conferences. Expert faculty panel present.

3/9/2018, 1:00-2:15pm in the Ogg Room 

Department Climate Survey Results: A discussion of diversity and equity in the Department.

4/20/2018, 1:00-2:15pm in the Ogg Room

How to cultivate your online image. Expert faculty panel present.


Past Workshops



10/26/15, Interdisciplinary programs and working across disciplines

10/7/2016, Gender concerns in the discipline

11/20/15, Communication and writing resources on campus

11/18/2016, Professional communication

12/9/15, Summer funding opportunities

2/24/2017, Co-authoring in graduate school

4/27/16, Maintaining health in graduate school



Please contact the coordinators with any ideas or topics you would like to suggest for PSGW.

Current graduate student coordinators:

Monica Busch: monica.busch@wisc.edu

Levi Bankston: lbankston@wisc.edu