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BYU POLITICAL SCIENCE

News & Events
January 24, 2022
Political Science News
BYU College Republicans Club is hosting its opening social. Our club is a great way for political science students to get involved in local politics and participate in meaningful political discussions. This activity will be a get-to-know-you event where we will watch the classic political movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."
“Poli Sci Stories” Video Competition

The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce the 2022 “Poli Sci Stories” video competition. All BYU Political Science students, whatever your class standing, are encouraged to create and submit a short video (around 2-4 minutes), which may include both video and photos combined, in any of four categories: 1. Study Abroad; 2. Domestic Study in the USA; 3. BYU Campus Student Life; 4. Internships. Submission for the year 2021-2022 are due on April 1, 2022.

Winning videos will be screened at the Annual Political Science Department awards banquet in April. The winning student will receive $500, with smaller cash prizes for runners up, gifts and Department certificates.“Poli Sci Stories” has been ongoing since 2017, when our first students submitted videos about their experiences being a student at BYU in Political Science.

Please contact Matthew Clarke at BYU Political Science with questions, at: matthew_clarke@byu.edu.

Click here for rules and submission instructions and check out our Poli Sci Stories Youtube Videos from previous years. https://poliscistories.byu.edu/videos
To apply, please visit beyondbyu.org
Looking for volunteer editors!
The Sigma: Journal of Political and International Studies is in need of editors. If you are interested in volunteering, please email byusigmajournal@gmail.com with your information. 
This is to inform you of BYU’s upcoming 5th Annual World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) Lecture that will take place virtually on Thursday, Feb 3, 11:00-12:00. We are especially pleased that this year the celebrated novelist and public intellectual Dr. Marilynne Robinson will be our featured speaker. She has chosen as her title “The Harmony of Religions.” This year’s WIHW Lecture will again be a virtual event, broadcast live as a Zoom Webinar. Dr. Robinson has agreed to linger after her lecture for a Q&A session with those who are interested and available. The Zoom link to the event will be found on the Evans Chair website (ro.byu.edu/evans-chair) after January 20.
PEER MENTORING INITIATIVE
We're implementing a new peer mentoring initiative within the Political Science Department! If you are a lowerclassman, this resource is for you! Your peer mentor can answer questions about classes, clubs, opportunities, and just be a friendly and familiar face within the major. 
 
We will coordinate who you mentor based on similar interests and opportunities. We'll also sponsor events where you can connect with other students. One of our main goals with this peer mentoring initiative is to help new poli sci majors make connections with other students in the major. Follow the link below if you'd like to sign up!
 
https://forms.gle/N9wjKjqDNrLPqZx68
This club is about helping students who are interested in tax policy learn more about it as well as prepare them for internships in the tax policy world. This event will help introduce the club and some of the events that they will be hosting this semester, such as the tax policy competition. 

Bain & Company: Consulting 101 Info Session

Thursday, February 10th from 5:00-6:00 pm at 3380 WSC.
Info session + Q&A open to all majors, but designed for students who have not been introduced to management consulting previously.

For more information, CLICK HERE. 

Civic Synergy, a student-led organization focused on political depolarization, is looking for participants ages 18-30 to join in discussions about some of the most important issues facing America today. From early March to mid-April of 2022, participants will engage in six sessions focused on a topic of their selection (economic mobility, environmentalism, or US & the world) that include brief, informative, and inspiring talks. Those talks are then followed by facilitated cross-partisan discussions aimed at generating solutions. Through the program, participants will not only discuss pragmatic policy proposals that they can present to members of think tanks, Congress, and other organizations but will build the toolkit to have productive conversations with those across the aisle.

The Spring 2022 program will occur from March 1st, 2022 to April 15th, 2022, with a time commitment of around 2 hours/week.

Interested students can apply here: tinyurl.com/civicsynergyapplication

If you are interested in becoming a campus ambassador for the program, please fill out this interest form: https://forms.gle/VeYwR1rZ63yATcKB7

Additional information about Civic Synergy can be found on our website and Instagram page. The deadline for applicants will be FEBRUARY 20, 2022.

GRE/GMAT: Live Broadcast or In-Person Info Session
We're inviting students to our first class free (live broadcast or in-person). Our instructor, Phil Hatch, scored perfect on the GRE, perfect on the LSAT, and 790 out of 800 on the GMAT. We'll explain what to expect on test day, how to prepare for the tests, and explain math, verbal, and strategy skills. 

BROADCAST*
Tuesday, February 1st
Register:
GRE 6:00-7:30 PM MT
GMAT 7:30-9:00 PM MT
 
LIVE IN-PERSON
Provo City Library, room 201
Wednesday, February 2nd
Register:
GRE 6:00-7:30 PM MT
GMAT 7:30-9:00 PM MT
 
BYU Idaho, Taylor Bldg, room 120
Thursday, February 3rd
Register:
GRE 6:00-7:30 PM MT
GMAT 7:30-9:00 PM MT
 
Job and Internship Opportunities
Summer Internship Invitation to Apply
Rachel Stone reached out from the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, which is partnering with the 2022 Civic Innovation Corps internship program run by Coding it Forward to bring Product Management, UX/UI Design, User Research, and Data Analysis student/early career talent to their office this summer! These will be PAID, full-time, remote-first positions.
 
Their projects this summer will directly impact how everyday constituents can participate in and interact with Utah state government. Their goal is to vastly improve experiences and representation by building better digital tools.
 
They would LOVE to bring in Utah residents/students to work with them through this program! 
 APPLY (https://cif22.com/apply) by the JANUARY 28 deadline.
Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduates 
The Security and Political Economy (SPEC) Lab at the University of Southern California is welcoming applications from current undergraduate students for an 8-week intensive research training program, “Data Science and the Political Economy of International Security” in summer 2022. The program, which runs from June 13th to August 5th, includes training in research methods and work as a research assistant on faculty-led projects related to the political economy of security.

For more information please CLICK HERE. 
Deep Root Analytics in D.C. Job Opportunity
This entry-level job linked below is for the Tunnl analyst program which is meant to help cross-train data analysts across several teams to find a good fit for advancement. Students who did well on POLI 328 memos would be especially good fits. Griffin Moore would be happy to talk to anyone who is interested.
Griffin Moore
griffinbmoore@gmail.com
 CLICK HERE for more information and to apply. 
The deadline to apply for the 2022 Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at the University of Utah is approaching! Applications are due by 11:59 PM on January 30. For more information or to apply, visit https://our.utah.edu/spur/.
 
SPUR provides undergraduates with an intensive 10-week research experience under the mentorship of a University of Utah faculty member. SPUR 2022 will begin on May 25 and end on August 4. Program benefits include:
  • $5,000 stipend
  • On-campus housing
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Social programming
  • Professional development events
  • Publication and presentation opportunities
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Megan Shannahan at  megan.shannahan@utah.edu or 801-581-8070.
Milliman Torch Insight Job Opportunity
Milliman Torch Insight (a health data and analytics company) is hiring a couple of entry-level or early-career positions that might be a good fit for current students or recent graduates. A talented analyst or research assistant with some solid organizational skills would be most successful. Robert Richards (BYU Political Science graduate) will be the direct manager and they will join a team of advanced analysts (all experienced PhDs) which will give them a unique early career growth opportunity. 
 
You can find details at the links below:
Healthcare Data Analyst: https://lnkd.in/daNPrUdR
Research & Data Operations Specialist: https://lnkd.in/d8Pb3Bpu
Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship
A fellowship for Black and brown students who are
freshman, sophomore, and junior college students interested in
international affairs or U.S. foreign policy.
 To learn more and apply, click here.
Application Now Open!
DEADLINE: MARCH 27, 2022
Technical Solutions Engineer
As a Technical Solutions Engineer at Epic, you'll work on software that impacts 250 million patients around the world. This is a great opportunity for political science students to learn critical problem-solving skills. To learn more about this position and the application please click here. 
 
Interested applicants can contact Adam Roberts at aroberts@epic.com
 
For Prospective Predoctoral Research Fellows
The King's Center Predoctoral Research Fellows Program is a full-time, two-year postbaccalaureate program designed to prepare individuals for careers in academic research focused on issues related to global development. This multidisciplinary program operates in partnershop with the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 
To learn more, please click HERE
Upcoming Career Services and Handshake Events: 
 
Tuesday, January 25th, 3:00-4:00pm: Ask an Expert: How to Ace and Interview. Register Here
 
Thursday, January 27th, 9:00 am-3:00 pm: BYU Career Fair (in-person). Register Here
 
Thursday, January 27th, 5:00-6:00 pm: Career Conversation with CIA. Register Here
 
Tuesday, February 1st, 3:00-4:00 pm: Ask and Expert: Communicating Skills and Leadership on a Resume or Interview. Register Here
 
Wednesday, February 2nd, 11:00 am-2:00 pm: Teach English Abroad. Volunteer and Paid. Register Here
 
Job Posting: Corporate Transactional Assistant – great position for anyone interested in the legal field or pursuing an MBA.
https://phe.tbe.taleo.net/phe02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ZYQ6E7&cws=41&rid=419
 
* More details and events can be found on careers.byu.edu and Handshake-handshake.byu.edu*
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