TIPS AND ADVICE
For Current and Future Students
FOR CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS
General Resources for Surviving Grad School:
Preparing for, Understanding, and Surviving the Job Market:
Based on my experiences on the Political Science job market and advice I received, I wrote up some advice aimed at demystifying the process. Take its contents with a grain of salt; I'm by no means an expert.
K. Anne Watson, a graduate student at UGA, compiled an extensive resource addressing each aspect of the job market and each standard part of an application in preparation for her first time on market. The result is a very useful guide, with numerous links to additional resources.
For those interested in non-academic jobs, PS published a special symposium in 2016 on transitioning from grad school or an academic job to the non-academic world.