Interested in learning more about joining Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honor Society?

Not sure that you meet the requirements for membership, but curious to find out more? Want to know more about entering the world of jobs and internships?

Join us for Pi Sigma Alpha’s Spring Kickoff on Tuesday, February 10th, at 5:30 pm in 1101 Humanities.

Chipotle will be served, and Joel Clark will be joining us to discuss how to best leverage your Political Science degree. Learn about this semester’s upcoming events, and what it means to become a member!

**All Political Science students, regardless of membership status, are invited to join.**

The Big Question Campaign

[From Allison Perlin of Pi Sigma Alpha]


My name is Allison Perlin and I am the Co-chair of Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honors society at the University of Wisconsin. This year we are launching the Big Question Campaign, which will yearly identify one issue in the Madison community, and
then work to provide a tangible solution by the end of the year. This year our focus is chronic illness policy in Madison. Continue reading

PSA Meeting

This Thursday, October 23rd, join Pi Sigma Alpha at 5:30 in 1101 Humanities for our October Membership Meeting!

We will be discussing what it means to attend a world-class research institution and how to take advantage of the many opportunities on campus, from working as a Research Assistant to writing a Senior Thesis. In addition, following our regular meeting, we will be kicking off the Big Question Campaign, a campus-wide initiative to find a hands-on solution to a pressing problem facing the Madison community.

Both parts of Thursday’s meeting are open to all Political Science students, regardless of PSA member status.

See you there!

Interested in Joining UW’s Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha?

Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Science Honors Society. Members have opportunities to meet and socialize with professors, form relationships with fellow Political Science students, and receive a number of tangible benefits, including higher pay in federal jobs. Upcoming events include Professor Dinners, Pie with Professors, Trivia Nights and more! Our kickoff meeting is Thursday, September 18th at 6:00pm (location TBA); for more information, check out the PSA website!

Pi Sigma Alpha – Last Monthly Meeting of Spring 2014

Join us next Wednesday, April 2nd at 5:00PM in Union South for our last general membership meeting of the year. We’ve invited representatives from various campaigns (Democratic and Republican) to talk about opportunities for students and recent graduates to intern or work on upcoming campaigns. It’ll be a great way to learn more about the potential to get involved on a campaign and meet some current staff members. Plus there will be plenty of Greenbush donuts and coffee! Continue reading

A message from UW’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha

Looking for some internship ideas? Unsure of how to make your application stick out? Join Pi Sigma Alpha for our March membership meeting on Wednesday, March 5 at 5:00pm in Union South (TITU). We’ve invited a panel of political science students with great internships to talk about how they obtained their positions and what they’ve learned. You’ll learn about positions you may have never considered and have an opportunity to have all your questions answered. Pizza will be served!

We’ll also have a sign up for dinner with Professor (and former advisor) Liane Kosaki. In order to attend a professor dinner (sponsored by PSA at a local restaurant), you must be a member. Dues are $30 per year plus a one-time fee of $35 for the national chapter. Dues must be received by the March meeting in order to qualify as an official Pi Sigma Alpha member for the 2013-2014 school year and be invited to the year-end banquet. You won’t want to miss it!


Pi Sigma Alpha February Monthly Meeting

A Message from UW’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha:
If you’re interested in grad school, you won’t want to miss this month’s PSA member meeting! We have representatives from the UW Law School, La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Political Science PhD program coming to tell you all about their programs and answer any of your questions.
The meeting will take place Wednesday, February 12th in room 7200 in the Law School from 5-6 PM.

Even if you’re not sure what you want to do when you graduate, come to this meeting and learn about some great options!

There will be Valentine’s Day treats and soda!!

Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Research Fair

This Friday, January 31, Pi Sigma Alpha, the undergraduate political science honors society, will be hosting a research fair. They are looking for professors who would like undergraduate help on their current research projects. All students who have declared political science as their major are invited to attend the fair. At the fair, professors will give a short overview of their project and current needs and interested students will be able to speak directly to the researcher to apply for a position.

The research fair will be held next Friday, January 31st from 3:00-4:30 in Grainger Hall.