Placement & Professionalization

Placement

We have a successful track record of placement both within and outside of academia.

Recent placements include:

  • Elizabeth Lane, Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University
  • Jamil Scott, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
  • William Isaac, Research Scientist, Deep Mind AI
  • Miles Armaly, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
  • Adam Enders, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
  • Fangjin Ye, Assistant Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • Brian Kennedy, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center

To view a comprehensive list of our Ph.D. Alumni, see http://polisci.msu.edu/phd-alumni-2/

Professionalization

The department offers a variety of opportunities for graduate student professionalization. Preparing students for conferences, teaching, and the job market is a top priority. In addition to our Ph.D. training through coursework, we also offer workshops, training sessions, and mentorship to support students as they prepare for their careers.

One key goal of professionalization in our department is ensuring that students are working with faculty mentors and graduate student colleagues on original research to present at conferences and submit for publication. Here is a sample of recent publications and conference papers by our graduate students, including work co-authored with our faculty: