Professional Development

The Department of Government offers a number of professional development resources for students of the PhD program including information databases covering topics like grants,  professional development in academia, and jobs in applied political science.  In addition to the these web-based information resources, the department also offers a series of workshops for students covering topics such as writing and publishing, research ethics, and academic networking.  Students of the program should contact Maricruz Luna or Professor Diana Kapiszewski to suggest any additions to ProDev content. See the sections below to access the information resources and workshop schedule. 

 

Professional Development Information Resources

The Department of Government maintains a collection of professional development information resources for students in the PhD. program. You can review the bibliography of available resources and and the collection below:

Bibliography of available ProDev resources

ProDev full-text resources (NetID required)

Doctoral grants database 

Applied political science database - workshops, fellowships, employment (NetID Required)

 

ProDev Workshop Schedule, 2016-2017

The ProDev Workshops hosted by the Department of Government cover a range of professional development topics. All graduate students in the Department are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, November 2
The Dissertation I – The Prospectus and the Committee
Presenter:  Prof. Erik Voeten (DGS)
12:30 to 1:30pm
ICC 662

Wednesday, November 16
The Dissertation II – The Rest
Presenters:  Prof. Richard Boyd, Prof. Matthew Carnes, Prof. Lise Morjé Howard
12:30 to 1:30pm
ICC 662

Wednesday, December 7
Bridging the Relevance Gap(s):  Political Science, Theory, and Policy
Presenters:  Prof. Daniel Byman and Prof. Victor Cha
12:30 to 1:30pm
ICC 662

Wednesday, January 18
Blogging
Presenter:  Prof. Erik Voeten
12:30 to 1:30pm
ICC 662

Wednesday, January 25
Writing and Publishing
Presenters:  Prof. Michael Bailey, Prof. Matthew Kroenig, and Prof. Abraham Newman
12:30 to 1:30pm
ICC 662

Wednesday, February 1
Getting (and Staying) Connected:  Conferences and Networking
Presenters:  Prof. Desha Girod and Prof. James Vreeland
12:30 to 1:30pm
ICC 662

Wednesday, February 15
Research Ethics
Presenters:  Prof. Eric A. Langenbacher and Kristen Katopol (Director, Georgetown University Institutional Review Board)
12:30 to 1:30pm
ICC 662

Wednesday, March 1
Data Management, Data Sharing, and Research Transparency
Presenters:  Prof. Andrew Bennett, Prof. Diana Kapiszewski, Prof. Daniel Nexon, and Prof. Hans Noel
12:30 to 1:30pm
ICC 662

Wednesday, March 15
Grant-writing
Presenters:  Prof. George Shambaugh, Hector Tiongson (Office of Sponsored Programs), Maria Snyder (Director, External Fellowships, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)
12:30 to 1:30pm
ICC 662

Wednesday, April 5
Academic Job Market
Presenters:  Prof. Diana Kapiszewski (Placement Director) and Prof. Marko Klasnja
12:30 to 1:30pm
ICC 662

Wednesday, April 19
Giving an Academic (Job) Talk
Presenter:  Prof. Hans Noel
12:30 to 1:30pm
ICC 662

Wednesday, May 3
Beyond Graduate School
Presenters:  Prof. Desha Girod and Prof. George Shambaugh
12:30 to 1:30pm
ICC 662