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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.

ASP has our study skills workshops set for the quarter.

Our first Workshop, ‘Wait! When is that due?! Successful Time Management at the UW’ is next Wednesday Oct 10th at 6:30pm.


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If you are graduating in Autumn 2018 and have * not * already applied for graduation (verify in MyUW), the application deadline is Friday, October 12. To make an appointment to apply for graduation with Political Science Advising, go to (change the week at the top of the screen to get to next week).

** Appointments must be made at least one day in advance (the last date to make an appointment for October 12 is Thursday, October 11).

Double Majors and Triple Majors: You must complete a graduation application with EACH of your majors.

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Office of the Secretary of State

The Washington Secretary of State (OSOS) is responsible for election

administration, the State Library, State Archives, the Address

Confidentiality Program, and registration of corporations and charities.

OSOS is seeking qualified undergraduate and graduate students to join our

winter 2019 internship program. The program runs the length of the 2019

legislative session, January 14 to April 29.

Ph: (360) 902-4151 |

Students will have the opportunity to work directly with our legislative and

policy team to acquire valuable experience in legislative affairs, policy

creation, communications, and more. This internship provides a behind-thescenes

look at government and the duties of a statewide elected officer.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest...

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Happy fall quarter!

Here are the drop-in and group mental health resources for fall quarter.  These are FREE resources available for students.  See attached flyers and links below.

DROP-IN RESOURCES: No appointments necessary.  Students can just show up.  More information available here.

  • Mindfulness Mondays with Ron Ma, 12-12:30pm on Mondays (through the last week of class) in 401 Schmitz Hall

o   Mindfulness meditation is a practice that helps promotes health and well-being and reduce stress, anxiety and depression by cultivating greater emotional awareness.  Come for a 30-mminutes...

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UW CoMotion invites you to join us on Thursday, November 8, 12-1:30pm, at the CoMotion Idea Lab in Fluke Hall, for this free seminar providing an in-depth look at venture capital perspectives on the economics of university startup formation, presented by Osage University Partners (OUP).

David Dorsey, Senior Associate at Osage, will take you step-by-...

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Hello from the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards!

Though we just started the school year, now’s the time to begin applying for funding for summer and next year.  We encourage 2nd & 3rd year students to take a look at the Goldwater, Udall and Truman Scholarships.  Students interested in furthering their critical language study should look at the Boren Scholarship and the Critical Language Scholarships.  We encourage seniors to consider programs like the Carnegie and the Yenching Academy.  Scroll to the bottom for more info, application links and scheduled events supporting these and other scholarships.  


Scholarship Strategies for Second & Third Year
Our number one piece of advice for scholarships is to start early! Get an early start on your scholarship search and application process by finding out what it takes to become a competitive candidate. We'll talk through what it...

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D.C. Vote are working with the Seattle League of Women Voters to educate students on the importance of the D.C. statehood issue. As you know, the lack of representation for the District of Columbia provides important lessons regarding both voter suppression and the inner workings of Congress. We are hosting a short presentation on this topic.

Here are the details:

Seattle Public Library-- University Branch

October 16th 5:00- 5:50 pm

Food will be provided.

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Hi Students!   Are you looking for a community of fun, motivated, high-achieving individuals? Have you ever imagined yourself compelling a jury with your words, or playing a fun character witness from Australia? UW Mock Trial is a nationally competitive, academic team that puts on full trials in courtrooms across the country, competing against teams from Yale, Harvard, Berkeley, and more. Our team is made up of a very inclusive and diverse group of students, aimed at building each other up and learning the law. No experience is necessary... we will teach you how to be a star in the courtroom!    Our graduates go on to excel at top law schools, graduate schools, they travel the world on Fulbright scholarships and become authors, poets, and more. Our alumni work anywhere from analyst positions in the government to management positions at local startups. People know and respect UW Mock Trial. Get ready to work hard... and have fun!   To learn more about joining one of UW's most... Read more
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Study Abroad Week consists of multiple events that will help get you excited to study abroad:

  • Study Abroad Mixer – Tuesday, November 6th 5:30-7pm, ECC Unity Suite RSVP
  • “Remixing Your Reality” with Blake Brandes – Wednesday, November 7th 6-8pm wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House ...
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Community Standards & Student Conduct is excited to announce an opportunity for students to get involved with our office! We have one undergraduate position posted on Handshake:

Assessment Committee Student Intern (Job #1925910) – We are seeking two undergraduate or graduate students to serve as interns on our assessment committee. Community Standards & Student Conduct will be overseeing a large-scale assessment project this year and would like to have students excited about integrity on the committee. 

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position open until filled. 

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