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Welcome to the Pol S Advising blog. See also our new searchable lists of Internship Opportunities and Scholarship & Award Opportunities.

The nature and purpose of this website is to assist students interested in the study of political science by helping them find resources provided by the University of Washington and outside providers. This information is forwarded to this blog as a courtesy and an illustration of possible resources. The Political Science department does not endorse or promote any specific products, services, or vendors.

Join the Q Crew!  

The Q Center is hiring undergraduate and graduate students for five positions beginning in fall 2015. Open positions include:

  • Queer Mentoring Program Coordinator
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Library and Social Media Coordinator
  • Education & Safer Zone Coordinator
  • Graduate Assistantship (graduate students only)
Visit our online application to read the position descriptions.  Applications are due by May 6th, and interviews will be conducted the week of May 11-15th.     Please note the new link because the tinyurl in the previous message was broken (apologies!): Read more
Categories: Advising, Jobs, Student Success
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 10:45am Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom - 2nd Floor

The 2015 Political Science Convocation celebrates the graduation of Political Science students receiving B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Summer 2014 to Summer 2015.

When: Thursday, June 11, from 10:45am to 12:15pm. Students: Plan to arrive by 10:15am.

Where: HUB Ballroom (2nd floor of the Husky Union Building)

Registration: Students may register for the Convocation from May 6 to 24.

Tickets: No tickets are required, but we do ask students when they register to indicate the number of guests they expect to attend.

Parking: See the Commencement website parking page for information about...

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Want to have an international experience this summer without leaving Seattle?

Study abroad at home through CHID’s 12-credit “Local/Global Engagements: Theory, Agency, and Change” program!

CHID is offering a unique 12-credit summer program enabling students to gain internship experience in local organizations with a transnational focus in order to better understand linkages among local and global realities.

In addition to the internship (tailored to student interests), students will participate in a seminar two days per week to reflect on their own social, political, economic, and ecological positioning and agency, as well as examine how social justice movements and other collectivities work to link theory with practice in efforts to create a more just and healthy world.

Course Details
Courses: CHID/CEP 498C (2 credits), CHID/CEP 399 (10 credits)
Full-term Summer Quarter (June-August)
Class meets on Mondays 9:40am-2:10pm and Tuesdays 9:40am...

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Categories: Advising, Announcements
Course Details:

SLN 11302

English 200B: Utopian/Dystopian societies in contemporary fiction Summer (A term) 
VLPA and W credit
Professor John O'Neill -
M, T, W, Th, 10:50am - 1:00pm
A term, June 22 - July 22

As Fox TV cast a "reality" series titled "Utopia," an article in the Seattle Times chronicled "the current craze for post-apocalyptic and dystopian stories." What accounts for this interest, evident in both popular culture and literature, in alternative communities or societies, whether these are anarchic or authoritarian, reminiscent of the state of nature or suggestive of a surveillance state?

In this class we will read three recent novels, set in the recent past, a recognizable present, or the near future, that experiment with different mixes of utopian, anti-utopian, and dystopian elements. We will...

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Cultivating and Connecting Resources: A Workshop for Emerging Disability Studies Scholars and Activists. We are interested in proposals that have potential to contribute to the field of disability studies.

Eligible submissions include research, advocacy, theoretical, or creative work. Completed projects, class projects, or works in progress are acceptable. Abstracts should be submitted in English. Limit one submission per author.

The abstract deadline is Friday, May 1st.

More info can be found below: 

Jamie Barnhorst | Academic Advisor 
C21: Disability Studies, Diversity Minor, & ELS Minor
University of Washington | Padelford B-507 - 5th floor
Box 354380 | 206.616.2352
SPR 2015 Drop-in Office Hours: M & W 9-11 

Event Details
Pacific and...

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Categories: Advising, Student Success

Some people are just born to change the world. They see opportunities everywhere—from the daily annoyances to the grand challenges that face our society. But we can tell you that it takes more than a great idea. It takes the savvy skill set, knowledge, and energy of an entrepreneur.

If you’re a visionary with the passion and determination to shape the future, 
get the business know-how
with the Foster School’s new, competitive Entrepreneurship Minor for undergraduates.

Copyright © 2015 University of Washington/Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, All rights reserved.
You're a UW undergraduate who is passionate about the startup scene, starting your own company and/or being your own boss one day. THE UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship offers great opportunities - like BYOB - for you to explore your ideas!

Apply Now


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It's spring time which means the ASUW is hiring! This is an on-campus paid employment for students. As long as you will be a student at the UW for the 2015-2016 academic year, you are eligible to apply. All you need to do is submit a resume and a cover letter.

Please visit to find out about the positions that are available. Different positions close on different weeks but our first round closes this Sunday, April 12 at 11:59pm.

Please contact KK Saha at if you have any inquiries.

Thank you!

Categories: Advising, Jobs

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will once again be offering workshops this spring on finding funding, writing a strong curriculum vitae and personal statement, and getting strong letters of recommendation for undergraduate students wanting to get a head start on graduate school applications (and scholarship applications, and really any kind of applications). Please share this information with your undergraduate students who may be interested. These workshops are geared toward current undergrads and alumni. All UW undergrads are welcome to attend any session of interest (even if not considering grad school yet, but working on scholarship applications, etc.).

Are you an undergrad planning to apply for grad school this fall? Make the application process less stressful--get a head start on your application materials now. This series of workshops will help you to prepare four of the critical pieces of your application process: finding funding, writing a...

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