The American Political Science Association

Summer/Fall 2010 Graduate Student eNewsletter

The 2010 summer/fall edition of the APSA Graduate Student eNewsletter provides graduate student members with information about the 106th APSA Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Washington D.C. and upcoming research opportunities. If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, we'd like to hear from you. Send an email to [email protected].

ANNUAL MEETING INFORMATION AND EVENTS:

  1. Onsite Registration for the Annual Meeting
  2. Attend Annual Meeting Opportunities for Graduate Students
  3. Jobs and Onsite Job Interviews
  4. Short Courses
  5. Networking Opportunities at Annual Meeting Receptions

GET CONNECTED: Visit the APSA Graduate Student Connection

  1. Participate in APSA's Mentoring Initiative
  2. Free APSA Membership Opportunity for First- and Second-Year Graduate Students
  3. Grants, Fellowships and other Funding Opportunities

2010 APSA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, September 2-5, 2010, Washington, DC, The Politics of Hard Times: Citizens, Nations, and the International System Under Economic Stress

ANNUAL MEETING INFORMATION AND EVENTS:

  1. Onsite Registration for the Annual Meeting
    The 2010 APSA Annual Meeting and Exhibition will take place in Washington D.C. from September 2-5, 2010. Onsite registration, preregistration badge pickup, and final program pickup will be located in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on the main lobby level.

    Dates and times are:
    Wednesday, September 18:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
    Thursday, September 27:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
    Friday, September 37:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Saturday, September 47:30a.m.-6:00p.m.
    Onsite Registration Rates:

    Membership Status

    Onsite

    Professional Members*

    $220

    Student, High School Teachers and  Unemployed Members

    $100

    Non-members

    $415


    *Regular (including Community College Members), Life, Associate, Family, and Retired Members

    You can find more registration information at www.apsanet.org/content_3952.cfm.
  2. Annual Meeting Opportunities for Graduate Students
    The APSA annual meeting is the world’s largest gathering of political scientists and an unrivalled venue for graduate students to take advantage of a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities. Among the 1,000 panels, and sessions, some important events you shouldn’t miss in Washington DC include:


    Please consult the APSA Annual Meeting Program for a complete listing of events. You can browse and search the program by keyword, name, and date/time. In addition, you can login to create your own downloadable personal annual meeting schedule, which you can also import to your Google or Outlook calendar.
  3. APSA eJobs and Annual Meeting Placement Service
    Take advantage of the Annual Meeting Placement Service which helps job candidates determine which prospective employers are interviewing at the Meeting. Use of the Placement Service is free to candidates. You must signup and make contact with employers before the meeting.  Only APSA members can gain access to eJobs and participate in the Placement Service. The eJobs Annual Meeting Placement Interview Service attracts over 800 candidates and employers. More on the Placement Service »


    Job Candidates who are not APSA Members: Only APSA members have access to search the job opening listings and post their resumes to share with prospective employers.  We encourage graduate students who are non-members but are interested in the service to become a member. More on APSA membership ».

    eJobs and the Annual Meeting Placement Service are both valuable job search resources. APSA's eJobs database contains the most comprehensive online listing of political science jobs. It is updated daily with new job listings and candidate resumes, and is fully searchable by field of interest, name of employer/candidate, region, keyword, position, salary, type of institution, and most recent postings. More on APSA's eJobs »

    If you have additional questions about the Placement Service or eJobs, contact [email protected].
  4. Annual Meeting Short Courses
    APSA will host a professional day on September 1, 2010, the Wednesday prior to the start of the Annual Meeting. The short courses provide diverse opportunities for professional development and in-depth exposure to research topics and methods for all graduate students. Some short courses you might be interested in include:


    For more on the courses and to view a full listing of these unique sessions that are open to interested attendees, go to www.apsanet.org/content_15038.cfm
  5. Networking Opportunities at Annual Meeting Receptions
    This is your opportunity to network with senior scholars and fellow graduate students from all over the country by attending some of the many receptions at the Annual Meeting. For example:


    You can find a comprehensive list of all receptions at www.apsanet.org/mtgs/program_2010/ 

GET CONNECTED: Visit www.apsanet.org/gradstudent. There you will find information on mentoring, professional development, graduate school, student membership, and other graduate student opportunities.

  1. Participate in APSA's Mentoring Initiative
    The APSA Mentoring Initiative is an opportunity for all students, faculty and political scientists to network and share experiences and insights about career planning, scholarship, and a variety of professional issues.

    Find A Mentor: Graduate students, young scholars and teachers, minorities and women, senior faculty confronting retirement, or any colleagues in the discipline may sign up for a mentor. When you request a mentor, you will be provided with a list of contacts in the field who have expressed willingness to serve as a mentor on the issues that you specify. You may then select from this list the individual you would like to contact and then contact them directly. Visit the "Find an APSA Mentor" page to learn more.
  2. Free APSA membership Opportunity for First- and Second-Year Graduate Students
    Connecting with your professional association is a key aspect of professional growth.  Do you have friends in your department who aren't APSA members? Encourage them to join APSA. Check with the graduate program director about the Department Sponsored Student Membership. The program is open to Masters and first and second year Ph.D. students, and provides one year of free student membership with the cost being shared by the student's department and APSA. Learn more at www.apsanet.org/content_9878.cfm.
  3. Grants, Fellowships, and other Funding Opportunities
    For a listing of the upcoming grant and fellowship deadlines, including the NSF Dissertation Grant Application (due September 16, see www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/polisci/ddrip1.jsp), visitwww.apsanet.org/opps.

The APSA Graduate Student eNewsletter provides graduate student members with information about APSA programs, the Annual Meeting, and other events. If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, we'd like to hear from you. Send an email to [email protected].   

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