Updates for Undergraduate Majors, Spring 2021

Upcoming events

Info Session Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) in Political Science/International Affairs (5-year BA/MA program) 

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. 

Where: Virtual/Microsoft Teams

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The Department of Political Science offers a five year B.A./M.A. Accelerated Degree Program in Political Science and International Affairs. If you are admitted to this program, you may count some courses taken during your senior year toward both your B.A. and an M.A. This will enable you to complete both a B.A. and an M.A. in five years instead of the six that would normally be required. Interested? Join us for this information session with the Marquette Graduate School.


Info Session on Political Science and International Affairs Majors

When: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. 

Where: Virtual/Microsoft Teams

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Want to learn more about the political science or international affairs majors? Interested in learning how you can double major in political science and international affairs? Curious about what kinds of careers political science and international affairs majors pursue? Then this session is for you!

Dr. Wichowsky, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Undergraduate Studies, will be providing an overview of student life in the Department of Political Science and will be available to answer any questions.

Help us spread the word! Please feel free to share this information with others who may be interested in learning more about political science and international affairs.


Film: Coded Bias, 2020 Documentary, Director Shalini Kantayya

At the MIT Media Lab, researcher Joy Buolamwini discovered that facial recognition software could not detect her dark skin tone until she put on a white mask. Her experiments and research pointed out serious inefficiencies at some of the biggest technology companies around the globe.

Thanks to Northwestern Mutual and the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institutewe are providing free access to the film Coded Bias for Milwaukee-area students throughout February and March.

Get your free access here.


Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL) Pay Equity Series 

Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress

Opening IWL’s series on pay equity, Jocelyn Frye will draw from her accomplished professional portfolio as a lawyer, advocate, and government servant to present on the importance of paycheck fairness and the need for equity audits to achieve real pay equity. Jocelyn Frye’s work focuses on a wide range of women’s issues, including work-family balance, pay equity, and women’s leadership across several service sectors.


When: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 

Where: Virtual

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Students: do you have an event you’d like to announce to POSC majors and minors? Email Dr. Amber Wichowsky at  amber.wichowsky@marquette.edu to include your event in the next newsletter (sent 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month).


POSC and INIA Career Development Event Series this March and April!

The Political Science department is partnering up with the Interdisciplinary Program in International Affairs to host a Career Development Event Series centered around identifying and articulating transferrable skills. 

  • Join us at for an Alumni Panelist Event to be inspired by Alumni panelists working in government, as well as the nonprofit and private sectors. 
  • Bring your working resume to our Workshop Event for guided time to identify and articulate your transferrable skills and develop an impactful resume.

 Additional details on both of these events will be provided in my February 19thnewsletter.



Marquette's Les Aspin Center for Government has two internship programs. The most well-known is the Washington DC program. Students live in Marquette housing for the semester (5 blocks from the Capitol), work at an internship, and takes classes from Marquette instructors, earning 15 credits for the semester.

The Aspin Center has rolling admission for fall and spring classes, so you may apply for the semester you want at any time. There are still a few spots left for the fall 2021 class, so if you are interested, please apply at the link below. (Our summer 2021 program is already full.)

The Aspin Center also has a Milwaukee program, the Kleczka Internship Program. This is an internship program that allows students to work at internships during the semester, and financially eligible students receive a stipend of $1,500. Attached you will find a more detailed description of the program, as well as a link to apply. The summer 2021 Kleczka program is at capacity, but there are still some spots left for the fall of 2021.



Career Development Opportunities

 Spring Career Fair Prep Workshop

When: Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. 

Where: Virtual/Microsoft Teams

Handshake Preview: https://marquette.joinhandshake.com/events/661539/share_preview


Helping Professions Career & Internship Fair

When: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 3-6 PM CST

Where: Virtual fair held in Handshake

Handshake Preview: https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/21735/student_preview


COVID-19 Resources for Students


The Student Resources page on the Marquette COVID-19 Response webpage has information and resources on basic needs such as housing, food, financial aid, and medical and mental health. The webpage also offers information on official University communications, access to technology, and student services. Your professors and advisors are also here for you. Please reach out to your advisor, or to me, if you are having trouble meeting your academic goals.