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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.

Check out the Scholarship Fair! The fair is January 25th 2:00-5:30 pm in Mary Gates Hall.  You’ll have the chance to learn about scholarship and fellowship opportunities to support you now, this summer, next year and beyond!

Current 3rd and 4th year students, check out these extra opportunities at the fair:


  • For students interested in global affairs, economics, business, international studies or public policy, this is a fully-funded master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in China.
  • 12:30-1:30 pm in Mary Gates Hall 171


  • For students interested in service-work, gap year, and...
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Curious about a particular industry or type of work? Not sure where to get started, or if it’s “for” you? Join us for our ‘Careers In’ series to gain insight, information and the opportunity to connect directly with people working in your areas of interest!

Careers in Research for All Majors
THIS WEEK! Wednesday, January 24, 4:30-6:30pm
HUB 250 -All are welcome (students of all majors, pre-majors, alumni)

Whether you’re interested in labs, public health, tech or more  – research plays a key function in many industries and at organizations you might never have thought of!  Wondering what a job in research could look like?  Join us and hear panelists from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Seattle Public Libraries talk about what research means to their work, what their own experiences have looked like and what advice they have, as well as answers to your questions.  Stick around for a chance to mingle and...

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The FIUTS Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Civic Engagement brings 20 university student leaders from southern Africa to live and study in Seattle for four weeks. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us for an event on Monday, February 5 to meet these students and discuss their work.

Roundtable Discussions on Southern Africa
Monday, February 5
University of Washington, Odegaard Library Room 220
Refreshments will be served

This event brings together participants in the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Civic Engagement from Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe with individuals from the Seattle area who have an interest in Africa, civic engagement, and community development. Engage in conversations with the SUSI students to learn about their successes, hopes, and challenges as they create initiatives to improve their home communities, and share your own experiences and ideas for resources that...

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We offer several exciting literature and culture courses in English each quarter. This spring we offer:   

GERMAN 285 A: Representation and Diversity

  The Queerness of Love 

GERMAN 293 A: Introduction to Contemporary German Culture

  Gegenkultur: The Art of Protest

GERMAN 385 A: Rhetoric and Social Justice

  Cultures of Extinction

For more information, please click here:

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Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? FLAS Fellowships award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages.

(Available to current and incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional UW students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents).

For more information and to apply, visit

Tu Jan 23, 2:30-3:30 PST Web Chat.  Access at:...

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The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines.  Students may present their research in a poster session or an oral presentation session.  We will also have a dedicated performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations and a visual arts and design showcase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Last year, over 1,200 students participated in this exciting event.

To present their work in the Symposium, students must submit an application by Tuesday, February 13. Further details, including of abstract writing workshops to assist students with their applications, can be found ...

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Student of Color Support and Empowerment Group

This is a support group for students of color who are often navigating a complex and difficult
college environment. The focus of this group is on creating a space for students of color to
connect over experiences of discrimination/oppression/racism, support one another, and gain
wisdom and energy from each other. Topics covered in the group will vary based on the
members' preferences, but some examples include but are not limited to: microaggressions,
pressure to prove yourself, feeling like you don't fit in, discrimination, first-generation college
student, family issues, and academic issues/concerns, romantic relationships, sexism, racism,
imposter syndrome, stereotype threat, self-awareness, self-esteem, emotional health issues
and other stressors related to being a person of color in this university environment.

If interested, please contact Dr. Andrea Salazar-Nuñez at ...

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Registration is open now for the 2018 Diversity Leadership Conference: Understanding Self in the Context of Community.

This *FREE* half-day conference is open to all undergraduate students, and provides an opportunity for skill-building, connection with staff and community facilitators, and exploration of current and relevant leadership topics and concepts.

Students can elect to participate in the Leadership Workshop Track (rotating workshops, all levels and class years) or can apply to participate in the Advanced Leadership Track (a more intensive 3-hour training led by UW staff, juniors and seniors preferred). More information on the workshops and conference can be found on the ...

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First workshop is tomorrow on Time Management. Please let your students know. And the website is up now too.





Wait! When is that due?! Successful Time Management at the UW

Thursday Jan. 18th


MGH 241

Meeting with instructors—the benefits of reaching out

Thursday Jan. 25th


MGH 241

Study Smart: Effective Study Strategies

Tuesday Jan. 30th...

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We hope to see you at the Scholarship Fair next Thursday, January 25th from 2:00-5:30pm in Mary Gates Hall!  Over 25 programs will be tabling and we’ll hear from 7 different scholarships during information sessions throughout the day.  Sign-up for a reminder and we’ll see you there!


Learn about over 25 different scholarship and fellowship programs. Drop by any time during the fair!

January 25th | 2pm-5:30pm |  ...

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