IHS Academic Online Programs

Spring Semester Career Development Webcasts

Applying to Graduate School

It can be so daunting! The application. The reference letters. The essays. The transcripts and GPA. And, of course, the dreaded statement of purpose. There’s so much to consider! (And you thought undergrad was tough!) Get a window into each aspect of creating a standout grad school application with this essential webinar that goes over the considerations of how to decide which schools to apply to, and, of course, how the IHS can help every step of the way! Register!  

  • February 25th, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
  • February 28th, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
  • Speaker: Bill Glod, IHS

What to Expect from Academia

Ahhh…questions of the ages: What are the right and wrong reasons to go to grad school? What goes into a successful application? More to the point, what’s it going to be like and what career options can I expect at the other end? Well, to get the overview you need to make an intelligent decision about whether or not to attend graduate school and start a career in academia, make sure you check out this very informative webcast! Register!  

  • March 4th, 7:00-8:00 PM EST
  • March 7th, 7:00-8:00 PM EST
  • Speaker: Bill Glod, IHS

Crafting a Good CV

A CV is a snapshot of you. How it’s laid out can often make the difference between making the cut into a program or getting cut out altogether. Join Dr. Bill Glod as he offers pointers and suggestions on what to include and how to organize it to help you land that job. Register!  

  • March 11th, 4:00-5:00 PM EST
  • March 14th, 4:00-5:00 PM EST
  • Speaker: Bill Glod, IHS

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How Libertarians Should Feel about the Civil War

  • September 12th, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
  • Speaker: Dr. Phil Magness, IHS

The Civil War stands as the deadliest war in American history. Even today, people are polarized by the conflict, attempting to assign right and wrong to both sides. Join noted Civil War scholar Dr. Phil Magness for a stimulating discussion about the libertarian perspective on the war between the states, and why there seems to be so much disagreement on the subject.

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Getting Your Paper to Fly Through the Conference Acceptance Gauntlet (Besides Folding it into a Glider)

  • October 18th, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
  • Speaker: Dr. Bill Glod, IHS

Academic conferences are a great way to connect with other scholars, sharpen your research, and raise your profile within your discipline. But where should one start? (Glad you asked!) Join Dr. Bill Glod and the IHS for a primer on how to maximize your chances of getting a paper accepted at a conference and get on your way to making the most of your experience at one!

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Networking 101

  • October 24th, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
  • Speaker: Dr. Nigel Ashford, IHS

No matter what stage of your academic career you are in it helps to have a large network you can draw upon for support and inspiration. In short, your networking skills matter. That’s why the IHS’ own Nigel Ashford is ready to give you some tips and tricks on how to turn almost any interaction into a networking opportunity. And open the doors to opportunities you never knew even existed.

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of Prison Population Rates of Nations

  • October 31st, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
  • Speaker: Dr. Daniel D’Amico, Loyola University of New Orleans

The U.S. has a disproportionately higher incarceration rate for its population than any other nation on earth, developed or otherwise. The question is, why? Join Dr. Daniel D’Amico from Loyola University of New Orleans in this highly informative webcast that surveys how existing institutional theories explain prison population variance around the world.

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Is Graduate School Right For You?

  • November 8th, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
  • Speaker: Dr. Bill Glod, IHS

Ahhh…question of the ages: What are the right and wrong reasons to go to grad school? What goes into a successful application? More to the point, what’s it going to be like and what career options can I expect at the other end? Well, to get the overview you need to make an intelligent decision about whether or not to attend graduate school, make sure you check out this very informative web cast!

Registration Closed

Applying to Graduate School

  • November 14th, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
  • Speaker: Dr. Bill Glod, IHS

It can be so daunting! The application. The reference letters. The essays. The transcripts and GPA. And, of course, the dreaded statement of purpose. There’s so much to consider! (And you thought undergrad was tough!) Get a window into each aspect of creating a standout grad school application with this essential webinar that goes over the considerations of how to decide which schools to apply to, and, of course, how the IHS can help every step of the way!

Registration Closed.

From Research Question to Dissertation Topic

  • December 6th, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
  • Speaker: Dr. Mario Villarreal-Diaz, IHS

Congratulations! You’ve just been accepted to your program and are ready to embark on your scholarly career. Now, only one question remains: how do I start my research agenda? Let Mario Villarreal-Diaz lend you his insights on how to start your research process and in which direction to take it through this wonderful webinar.

Environmental Ethics

  • December 19th, 8:00-9:00 PM EST
  • Speaker: Dr. David Schmidtz, Kendrick Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Economics, University of Arizona

Do people have a right to property over natural resources? What about wild animals? What effects would a property rights system have on conservation? These questions are the domain of environmental ethics, a subject that’s now finding itself at the center of many storms. At its heart is the issue of reconciling human value (and needs) with those of nature itself. Join Dr. David Schmidtz in this lively IHS webcast as he paints the mosaic of the various facets on this hotly debated subject that affects us all in so many ways we cannot even fathom.

Completing your Dissertation

  • January 16th, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
  • Speaker: Dr. Phil Magness, IHS

Now that you’ve picked your research direction all you have left is getting it done! (Simple, right? Ha!) Not to worry. Let Dr. Phil Magness show you how to complete your dissertation in a timely fashion and offer ideas on how to turn it into a viable product for publishers and journals in this special webinar produced and offered the IHS.