Highlights from the 2022 Institute

The PS-PSI 2022 brought 19 juniors and seniors in college considering a PhD in political science to the Georgetown campus from June 06 to June 10.

Students had the opportunity to meet other undergraduate students with similar interests, and to interact and network with university leadership, faculty, and graduate students from Georgetown University. Throughout the week, they were introduced to the goals, substance, and methods of political science; what applying to graduate school entails; the experience of being a graduate student and political scientist, and the careers that political science PhDs can pursue. They presented their own research proposals and workshopped graduate application materials.

Ryan Bookstein, a 2022 participant who is now pursuing a PhD in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, said:

“The PS-PSI provided me with a wonderful look into the lives of graduate students, as well as faculty. I was able to polish my graduate school application through the tips I learned and learned helpful skills I will take to my Ph.D. program.”

The week closed with a formal dinner at Riggs Library, where participants were recognized for their contributions to the program.