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Annual Meeting Professional Development Events

Every year APSA sponsors professional development panels and workshops as part of its Career Center. These events focus on a wide range of subjects related to the job market and career development, networking and mentoring, publishing and public engagement, and departmental administration. Below are examples of those panels and workshops from past Annual Meetings. Information for upcoming 2020 professional development panels and workshops at the 2020 Annual Meeting will be posted on the annual meeting website, when available.

 

2019 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

  • Applying for a Job at a Teaching-Oriented Institution
  • Debate on “Diversity”: Do Contingent Faculty Represent a New Diversity Category?
  • From CV to Resume: Translating Your Skills for an Applied Career in Political Science
  • The Future of Community Colleges: Success Stories from Community College Experiences
  • Getting the Grant and the Future of Federal Research Funding: The NSF, NEH, and Fulbright-Hays
  • Grant-Writing Workshop: Tips and Tricks for Funding Your Research
  • Hacking Your Contingent Faculty Career
  • How to Promote Your Book Inside and Outside the Discipline
  • Public Engagement How Tos: Strategies for Engaging the Public on Climate Change
  • Running the Gauntlet: Expectations vs. Experiences on the Job Market
  • Thinking Outside the Box: Applied Careers in Political Science
  • Working with the Media

 

2018 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

  • Confronting the Elephant in the Room: Departments of Political Science and their Contingent Faculty
  • Crafting and Communicating Policy Relevant Research
  • Debate, Discourse, and Inclusion in the Political Science Classroom
  • Get the Grant: Finding Funding, Writing Proposals, and Advancing Your Research at Every Career Stage
  • Get the Jobs: Tips for the Academic Job Market
  • How to Promote Your Book Inside and Outside the Discipline
  • Navigating Work-Life Balance for Minority and Marginalized Students and Scholars
  • Pursing a Career at a Community College
  • Running the Gauntlet: Recent Experiences on the Academic Job Market
  • Strategies for Effective Diversity Recruitment and Retention: Spotlight on Departmental Efforts
  • Thinking Outside the Box: Non-Academic Jobs Roundtable
  • Understanding Academic Publishing:  Advice from Book & Journal Editor

 

2017 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

  • Crossing Bridges: Traversing a Global Discipline
  • Debate, Discourse, and Inclusion in the Political Science Classroom
  • Get the Grant: Finding Funding, Writing Proposals, and Advancing Your Research at Every Career Stage
  • Get the Job: Tips for the Academic Job Market
  • Making Connections: How to Build a Professional Network and Why You Need One
  • Understanding Academic Publishing:  Advice from Book & Journal Editors
  • Thinking Outside the Box: Non-Academic Roundtable

 

 

Networking & Mentoring at Every Career Stage

 

Crossing Bridges: Traversing a Global Discipline
Thursday, August 31, 2:00 to 3:30pm
The study of political science is increasingly international, with scholars and students crossing the globe for work, research, and doctoral studies. This roundtable will discuss international issues, including funding for international research, the job market in the US and abroad, and networking in a global profession.
 
APSA Mentor Training Café
Friday, September 1, 10:00 to 11:30am
Using the 90-min café format, this mentor training and working session will have cluster breakouts for mentors and mentees.
 
Making Connections: How to Build a Professional Network and Why You Need One
Saturday, September 2, 10:00 to 11:30am
This session addresses networking at all career stages. Roundtable panelists will discuss a variety of topics related to the goals of networking, including how to connect online and in person, the role of networking in fostering diversity and inclusion, building connections outside the academy, and the outcomes of networking on career success.  

Networking & Mentoring at Every Career Stage

 

Crossing Bridges: Traversing a Global Discipline
Thursday, August 31, 2:00 to 3:30pm
The study of political science is increasingly international, with scholars and students crossing the globe for work, research, and doctoral studies. This roundtable will discuss international issues, including funding for international research, the job market in the US and abroad, and networking in a global profession.
 
APSA Mentor Training Café
Friday, September 1, 10:00 to 11:30am
Using the 90-min café format, this mentor training and working session will have cluster breakouts for mentors and mentees.
 
Making Connections: How to Build a Professional Network and Why You Need One
Saturday, September 2, 10:00 to 11:30am
This session addresses networking at all career stages. Roundtable panelists will discuss a variety of topics related to the goals of networking, including how to connect online and in person, the role of networking in fostering diversity and inclusion, building connections outside the academy, and the outcomes of networking on career success.