Student Programming at the 2023 APS Annual Convention

APS is pleased to offer special programming for students at the APS Annual Convention. Hosted by the APS Student Caucus, these sessions range from panels on understanding the grant process and setting academic goals to more engaging events like the Student Career Networking Event. APSSC panels and events are designed to be fun and informative, featuring voices from various backgrounds, industries, and disciplines. The APSSC Executive Board develops this programming each year, keeping the content up to date and relevant for students.

All times referenced below are Eastern Time.

Schedule of Events

Thursday May 25, 2023

Thurs. 5/259:00pm- 11:59pmStudent SocialMeet fellow students at this movies and TV themed reception. Play social bingo to be entered into a drawing for prizes, chat about your research, and learn more about APS from Student Caucus Executive Board members. Everyone is invited to dress up as their favorite character!

Friday May 26, 2023

Fri. 5/2611:30am-12:20pmHow to Get PublishedHave you ever wondered how to improve your publication record? In this session experts will discuss the ins and outs of the publication process. Everything from how to find a home for your manuscript to what to do after receiving an editorial decision will be covered. This event is geared toward early-career researchers/students.
Fri. 5/261:00pm-1:50pmCareers Outside AcademiaSpeakers who have experience working in various employment sectors including research, business, and government will share their experiences and take questions from undergraduate and graduate students. Attend this session to learn more about landing and navigating careers outside of academia.
Fri. 5/262:00pm-2:50pmSetting Academic GoalsLeaders from various career stages will discuss topics including time management, seeking support from your peers and advisors, and overcoming experiences of inequity when setting and meeting goals.
Fri. 5/264:30pm-6:00pmStudent Career Networking EventIn this roundtable networking event, students have the opportunity to informally interact with emerging leaders in psychological science. Invited discussants include academics, APS Rising Stars, clinicians, and practitioners from industry. This event will facilitates conversations between young scholars, with the aim of exchanging pertinent information for career development.

Saturday May 27, 2023

Sat. 5/2710:30am-11:20amThe Early-Career Grant ProcessGraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and new university faculty are required to source funds to support their research and progress in their career. Join our panel of speakers to hear tips and advice on writing a successful grant to fund yourself or your research projects. 
Sat. 5/274:30pm-5:20pmDiversity Forum: Navigating Academia as a Young BIPOC ScholarThis panel aims to advance the conversation regarding greater career support for young BIPOC psychological scientists. Invited panelists include diversity researchers and applied practitioners of diversity science. In this open forum, students have the opportunity to raise questions and discuss issues that are particularly relevant for young BIPOC scholars. 

For questions specific to student programming, please contact APS Student Programs Manager Tyler Boomershine at [email protected].