Mariam Vargas

UConn Junior Takes Part In Prestigious Summer Program

Mariam Vargas 25 (CLAS), a political science major, was one of 15 individuals nationally who took part in the 2023 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program this summer. Selection to the Washington, D.C.-based program is highly competitive.


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  • Student Successes: Late Spring 2023
    Hadia Ahmad (POLS ’23 – Honors) presented her research at the annual Frontiers Exhibition in Stamford. Her paper was titled “Fight or Flight: Examining the Struggles on Nonwhites in Academia”.  Gianella Anyosa’s (POLS ‘23 and BOLD Scholar) documentary, Migrar o Morir, was screened in the Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center Community Room this past March.  […]
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    Elva Orozco Mendoza’s review article, “Maternal Activism in Comparative Perspective: Past, Present, and Future” was published in Sociology Compass and her book chapter, “Dissident Memories: Feminicide, Memorialisation, and the Fight Against State Cruelty,” is forthcoming in a book that will be published by Routledge this year.  Shareen Hertel has been selected to be the inaugural […]
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    Yejie Kim and Jessica Cross along with IIREP MA student Gregory Franklin, Jr. had papers accepted to the NEPSA 2023 conference in April Bianka Adamatti was awarded the 2023 Master’s Thesis Award from the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS). The award is given each year in four different disciplinary categories on a rotating basis. […]
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Ever wondered about the elections process and what goes on behind the scenes? Election Registrars from the Town of Mansfield are looking for Election Day volunteers! This event will take place this Thursday, September 21st at 9:30am in Oak 112. We hope to see you there!

Calling all First Generation POLS students! Please join us for our First-Gen Political Science Student Welcome Reception. The event will take place in Oak 408 on September 12th, from 4-5 pm. Come meet POLS faculty, staff, and other students as well as learn about the various opportunities our ...department offers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Ryan's back with another tip this week to help you get back into the swing of things this school year! Having a calendar to manage all of your classes and assignments is a great way to stay on track!

Calling all POLS Majors! Our Political Science Welcome Reception is going to be held on Tuesday, September 19th from 4-5 in Oak 408. This event is a great time to meet POLS faculty and staff as well as other students. It is also a great opportunity to learn about internship and research ...opportunities, honor society/honors programs, law school applications, career planning, undergrad POLS review journal, scholarships, and so much more! Don't miss the chance to win raffle prizes and there will be refreshments and dessert provided. Hope to see you there!

Today, we want to highlight one of our incredible POLS Students, Mariam Vargas!

This summer, Mariam was one of 15 individuals nationally who took part in the 2023 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program this summer. Selection to the Washington, D.C.-based program... is highly competitive, as almost 1,000 students applied for the 15 spots.

The Rangel Summer Enrichment Program is a US State Department program administered by Howard University through a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Global Talent Management. The program provides undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in
international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international
affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers.
The program’s goals are to promote greater diversity and excellence in the US foreign service. The program was named to honor Charles Rangel, who represented New York City in Congress from 1971 to 2017.

Mariam spent six weeks in Washington, D.C., learning from diplomats, foreign service
officers, and other leading foreign affairs professionals!

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This week, Ryan explains the bright-colored pamphlets you may have come across in the POLS office at one time or another- these are our common career track brochures, and are a helpful resource to help POLS majors explore a few career paths that many students follow after graduation!

Ryan's helpful tip this week discusses one of the most valuable resources on campus, the Writing Center! Check out our post about UConn's academic resource centers to learn even more about the writing center and what they have to offer.

Ryan's tip this week is all about the POLS plan of study. Our plan of study is an interactive tool that helps major figure out what requirements they still need to fulfill in order to graduate!