Junfeng Wang

Job Title: 
Assistant Professor
Office: 
(217) 206-6310
Department: 
Public Administration, University of Illinois Springfield
When did you graduate?: 
Fall 2008
Job Role: 
Assistant Professor
What are your best memories about begin a graduate student in the PPOL graduate program?
 
  1. The opportunity to work as a research assistant for a project that later I wrote my dissertation on.
  2. The great faculty and courses from different departments.
  3. The Parties at Dr. Ingall's house.

What are the top 3 things you took away from the PPOL program?
 
  1. The interdisciplinary research approach
  2. The quantitative research method and knowledge on ArcGIS
  3. The friendship from my cohort

What advice would you give new students about how to succeed in graduate school?
 
  1. Dedication
  2. Work closely with professors to get some publications

Any suggestions or tips for job search and preparing for going on the job market?
 
A personal experience.  People always say the importance of your first job, but employers always pay more attention to experience.