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U of A Student Links
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS offers group therapy for current University of Arkansas students. Group Therapy is funded through the student health fee, so there is no out-of-pocket cost to students to attend. To find out more information about available groups, please call CAPS at (479) 575-5276, or visit their office on the second floor of the Pat Walker Health Center.
Student Success provides face-to-face and online tutoring at their Kimpel Hall and Mullins Library locations. Tutors provide reader feedback and collaborate with student writers to help them learn revision strategies for improving their drafts.
The Tech-Selector Web app from IT Services can help students, faculty and staff work smarter and faster with instant guidance on options for teaching online, managing files, doing research, creating videos, working from home and more. Users select student, faculty or staff and what they want to accomplish. After clicking "See the tech tools," a personalized, printable list is generated with links to step-by-step instructions and support information. This list can also be emailed to the user for easy access anytime.
The Volunteer Action Center now offers GivePulse, a new volunteer Management system available to students, staff, faculty, and community members. GivePulse is a comprehensive volunteer platform that will allow users to locate volunteer opportunities on campus and around the Northwest Arkansas community. Users can log their service hours and have them verified by volunteer supervisors; logging service hours through GivePulse will automatically keep track and enter you into any qualifying awards, such as the President's Volunteer Service Award and the Chancellor's Community Service Award.
Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry
The Full Circle Food Pantry was established in 2011 by students who became aware of their peers' struggle with finding adequate nutrition. They not only provide meals but balanced nutrition in a dignified, friendly environment to any UARK community member. Current hours of operation can be found on the website.
Get involved with a Registered Student Organization! Some RSOs relation to Political Science include:
- Pi Sigma Alpha (The National Political Science Honor Society)
- Pre-Law Society
- Young Democrats
- College Republicans
- Law Republicans
- International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
- Mock Trial Group
Veteran Resources and Information Center
The Veteran and Military-Affiliated Student Center (VMSC) serves as the central point of contact for prospective or current University of Arkansas student veterans needing assistance with the admissions process, applying for military educational benefits and scholarships, and referrals to various departments around campus. Additionally, they maintain a large network within the community to refer students to organizations specializing in veteran services.
The U of A embraces a culture that focuses on celebrating and improving the quality of life for the campus community. UARK Wellness aims to help by maximizing positive qualities and embracing healthier lifestyles.
The Offices of Career Connections offers many services for students, including resume/CV reviews and mock interviews. You can also find information from Fulbright College at the Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Career Connections.
Disclaimer: We do not in any way endorse any programs by sponsoring organizations or websites below. We encourage users to verify the legitimacy of information and organizations cited here. The American Political Science Association (APSA) - Careers in Political Science The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) - Career Resources for International Relations PublicServiceCareers.org is a newly launched job and career website brought to you by the three most prominent groups in professional public service careers and education! NASPAA, APSA & APPAM have put together this site for job seekers (and employers) at all levels of experience. Whether you are fresh out of college or a "veteran" of the public sector or a Ph.D. in academia, this site can help you find a new job and sustain a career. The Robertson Foundation for Government (RFFG), GovLoop and the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) have produced several highly valuable guides to government-related careers, including Getting Into Government: A Guide for High Achievers and Making Global Impact: A Guide to International Jobs in Government, all of which can be downloaded for free from the Path to PMF website. Go Government is your one-stop shop for how to find and apply for federal government jobs. This site is designed to be your guide as you consider, apply, and secure federal employment. We'll help you research federal agencies and government careers as well as provide practical tips for completing your application.
Political Science Organizations
APSA promotes a range of programs and services for individuals, departments, and institutions with the focus of bringing together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academia to deepen our understanding of politics, democracy, and citizenship throughout the world.
ASPA is a public service organization that advances the art, science, teaching, and practice of public and non-profit administration. It aims to promote the value of joining and elevating the public service profession and provides networking and professional development opportunities to those committed to public service values.
ArkPSA was established in 1974 with a membership that includes university and secondary political science educators, graduate and undergraduate students, practitioners, and others interested in the scientific study of government and politics.
APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education.
ICMA advances professional local government worldwide. It's mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build better communities.
IIS convenes a vibrant community of leading analysts, journalists, academics, diplomats, military and government officials, policy planners, researchers, heads of corporate offices, business-unit managers, and students at undergraduate and graduate level in order to enable a context of insight-sharing through published work, local events, seminars, workshops and annual conferences, gathering key decision-makers from across the globe. See their website for more information on their student membership.
IPSA was founded in Paris in 1949 under the aegis of the United Nations Educations, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The special mandate of IPSA, expressed in its Constitution, is to support the development of political science in all parts of the world, building academic networks linking East and West, North and South. Its aim is to create an inclusive and global political science community in which all can participate. It seeks to promote collaboration between scholars in emerging and established democracies and to support the academic freedoms needed for the social sciences to flourish.
ISA comprises of academics, practitioners, policy experts, private sector workers and independent researchers and serves as a central hub for the exchange of ideas and for networking and programmatic initiatives among those involved in the study, teaching and practice of International Studies.
MPSA is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in all areas of political science. Its purpose is to promote the professional study and teaching of political science, to facilitate communications between those engaged in such study, and to develop standards for and encourage research in theoretical and practical political problems. MPSA is a nonpartisan association that does not support political parties or candidates.
MPAC is a national public affairs nonprofit organization working to promote and strengthen American pluralism by increasing understanding and improving policies that impact American Muslims.
SECoPA has been the gathering place of ideas for public service practitioners, researchers, and students in a ten state region. Conference attendees are given the opportunity to engage in scholarly discourse, discover the latest innovations in the field, and network with other public service administrators.
SPSA was founded in 1929 with the primary purpose of publishing a professional journal - the Journal of Politics - to improve teaching, to promote interest and research in theoretical and practical political problems, to encourage communication and to develop standards of competence and respect between persons engaged in the professional study and practice of government and politics.
SWPSA is an affiliate of the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA), an organization dedicated to promoting knowledge and understanding amid the complexities and transient aspects of today's world. It brings together professional scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates from across the country and the world in the spirit of intellectual growth, collaboration, and collegiality.
WPSA is dedicated to its purpose of promoting the study and teaching of government and politics, to foster research and to facilitate the discussion of public affairs.