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Welcome to the soc grad student wiki! This wiki is a space where we can pool and share all sorts of information useful to grad students.

Are you looking for funding opportunities? A summer job or an RAship? Could you do with some hints and resources from your fellow TAs? Or maybe you have an apartment that's dying to be subleased? Have a pricey stats book that needs re-selling? Look no further… you've come to the right place!

So here's how it works. . .

  1. Visit our community wiki often for tons of useful information.
  2. Edit or Create a wiki page when you have useful information to share. Include text, image and video files as well as links to external sites. Don't just email the socgrad listserv, include the information here. Our wiki makes categorizing, finding and adding information easy, by avoiding email clutter.
  3. Have questions for other students? Create a discussion thread to which others can reply quickly.
  4. Spread the word. When you land that awesome RAship, tell others how you heard of it here first!
  5. :?: Questions? Check out Wiki 101 or Email wiki help.
  6. Test your wiki skills using our Playground

Wiki Categories

  • FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – Here, you can find and add information on fellowships, scholarships and travel grants.
  • JOB OPPORTUNITIES – Looking for an RAship or an on- or off-campus job? Are you looking for or do you know of exciting opportunities on the job market? Take a look at job opportunities listings on the wiki.
  • MARKETPLACE – Looking to lease or sublet an apartment? Planning to buy or sell used books or household items? Wanting to give away or exchange stuff? Check out marketplace.
  • SEATTLE LIFE – Whether you're a newbie looking to explore or you're a seasoned Seattlite who's fallen from the social scene in recent times, “Seattle Life” shares advice about where to go and what to do in and around town. Just remember to bring your umbrella!
  • STUDENT CAREER – As if mounting and defending a research project isn't hard enough, grad school also involves meeting administrative requirements, forging professional relationships and actively sharing in the UW grad student community. The wiki makes this easier by sharing information on department requirements for MA and PhD completion, managing workload and advisor expectations, developing collaborative relationships and joining groups and associations.
  • TA & TEACHING RESOURCES – Need ideas for lesson plans? Want to share an activity that your students loved with other TAs? Could you use some advice on how to land and survive TAships? Then check out our resources for TAs.
  • PREPARE FOR THE JOB MARKET – Are you thinking about entering the job market? Would you like some help figuring out how to approach it? This section provides strategic advice and examples of successful cover letters and research & teaching statements.
  • MEETING NOTES – Find out what's going on in the department with notes from GSA and faculty meetings.

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