We want to introduce you to Ms. Rachelle Suissa, the college assistant for this semester. As a successful and recent graduate of the MA in political science, she’s your new contact person for advice on how to succeed in this program, your MA at BC “coach.” Please contact her for
- help filling out the requirement form before coming to see your adviser
- advice on which professors to take
- advice on how to set up a schedule to get a thesis done
- assistance with crafting a job letter and resume
Office hours: Monday, 12-7 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 12-2:30 pm and 5:00-7:00 pm
Some general feedback on resumes I have been seeing:
- Send your resume as a pdf so that you can be sure that the formatting looks like you want it to.
- Name file with your full name, not anything else.
- Lead with experience, not education, so that you look like you are beyond being a student.
The Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran has approached Brooklyn College about setting up an internship program beginning this March. Students would be involved in wide variety of research and administrative tasks working closely with the Rapporteurs’ office: documenting human rights violations; filtering information as it comes it from various sources; managing a Farsi/English website on Iranian issues; and coordinating with US human rights machinery.
If you are interested in this opportunity, send a one-page resume to Prof. Johnson (Johnson@brooklyn.cuny.edu) by Thursday at 4PM. (Unless you are over 40 and have 20+ years experience in a related field, the resume should be one-page and no more.) Please tailor the resume to the internship as it has been described.
BOOKS | January 19, 2012
Online Fracas for a Critic of the Right
By JENNIFER SCHUESSLER
Reviews of Corey Robin’s “Reactionary Mind: Conservatism From Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin” set off an Internet debate.
I hope your new year is off to a good start. The graduate deputies in the department, along with Paisley Currah, the department chair, are already scheduling summer and fall 2012 classes. We know that some of you have not been able to get into classes you wanted. We want to improve our scheduling, and to do so, we need your input.
PLEASE TAKE THIS 2-MINUTE SURVEY: http://bit.ly/poli-sci-Fall2012
This will help us tremendously in knowing when, and where, you would like your classes to take place.
The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Ph.D. and postdoctoral programs. BIGSSS is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The program provides close supervision of dissertation work within a demand-tailored education and research framework. Fellows are expected to choose Bremen as their place of residence. BIGSSS is part of an international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs. It supports its doctoral and postdoctoral fellows in achieving early scientific independence and provides funds for the conduct, presentation, and publishing of their research. The language of instruction is English.
Successful applicants for the Ph.D. and Predoctoral Fellowships will pursue a topic in one or more of BIGSSS’ three Thematic Fields:
- Global Governance and Regional Integration
- Welfare State, Inequality, and Quality of Life
- Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts
15 Ph.D. Stipends/Fellowships
BIGSSS seeks candidates with strong academic abilities and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in political science, sociology, or psychology. Applicants with a degree in law, economics, or other social science disciplines are also welcome. We offer Ph.D. stipends of â ¬ 1250/month for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year.
More information as well as lists of required application materials can be found at www.bigsss-bremen.de. For additional inquiries, please check the online FAQ and feel free to contact our admissions officer at email@example.com
Ph.D. fellowships will start September 1, 2012.
Non-German students are strongly encouraged to apply. BIGSSS strives to increase the share of women in the university and hence also strongly encourages women to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are equally qualified will be favored. Applications must be submitted online under “Admissions” at www.bigsss-bremen.de until March 15, 2012.