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Farrell Fellowship

About the Farrell Fellowship Program

Starting in 2014,  the elite Farrell Fellowship program honors our former professor R. Barry Farrell. Over 60 students and 30 faculty have participated thus far.

Political Science majors work alongside with our professors on faculty-generated research projects.  As a paid research assistant with the title of Farrell Fellow, you will learn the process of conducting academic research from the faculty mentors and how to handle setbacks and unexpected results that arise in the process. 

Personal and Professional Development

Fellows play an important role in a major project that unfolds over an extended period of time (usually more than one quarter), exposing them to multiple stages of project development.

Julian Gerez '17 on Skill Development & Advice For New Fellows

Julian Genre's work with Professor Marina Henke resulted in her publication, Has UN Peacekeeping Become More Deadly? Analyzing Trends in UN Fatalities. She included him in her published acknowledgement. This illustrates how the Farrell Fellowship program builds valuable, professional skills that translate into multiple career paths. 

Julian's recommendations for a successful fellowship emphasize communication.  

Key Tips and Advice for s successful Farrell Fellowship

Julian also outlined how the Farrell Fellowship benefited his skill set and resume, all applicable to employment, graduate school, law school, etc.:

Key tips for FF part 2

 Other Weinberg alumni discuss ways their liberal arts education translated to a diverse career path through Weinberg’s Student-Alumni Engagement Program.


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