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Your advisor. Your first contact for advice about the faculty job market is your faculty advisor. Reach out to him or her and ask for advice!

The Department. The department organizes several professional development events each year to help you think through your career search. Pay attention to our events calendar. Search by the “Graduate Student Event” category.  Interested in a specific topic? Let us know!

The Graduate School. The Graduate School's Office of Professional Development offers programs on alternatives to being a professor, leadership, non-profit careers, and more. Bookmark their website!

APSA Resources. The American Political Science Association (APSA) has lots of career resources, including eJobs reports, degree data, and other career materials.  They also have information about their Annual Meeting, which includes dissertation workshops and a career fair.  Visit their website here.