Student Programs

APSSC Convention Kickoff and Student Social 

The APS Student Caucus welcomes student affiliates and provides information about all the great student events at the convention. Students will be able to relax in a casual environment and meet other students who share the same interests. 

Careers Outside of Academia

The dynamic job market has motivated many individuals to consider careers outside of academia. Because the process to successfully navigate such a path can often be mystifying, the APS Student Caucus is thrilled to host a panel featuring professionals in both public and private industries. The panelists will speak about their unique experiences, including what led them to their current career path and advice they have for students and professionals considering a career outside of academia.  

How to Get Published 

Ever wonder where to send an article to get it published? Do you know what goes into an action letter? Editors from top journals in psychological science will give valuable advice and answer questions about the publication process. A range of topics will be covered, including what should go into a manuscript, where to submit it, and what to do after receiving an editorial decision. This event is geared toward students and early career researchers who want to find out what happens once they hit “submit.” 

Finals: Pitch Perfect Three-Minute Thesis

APS Students will put their persuasive powers to the test when the finalists in the Pitch Perfect Three-Minute Thesis Competition top off the first full day of the 2022 APS Annual Convention. Will you be there to cast your vote for the audience favorite?

More information on participating in the Pitch Perfect Three Minute Thesis competition.

Student Career Networking Event

Join roundtable discussions lead by panelists from Careers Outside of Academia, Spence Award Winners, APS Rising Stars, and more! Learn to navigate school and career choices from their real-world stories. Come with your questions and concerns. Leave with a new perspective and connections!

Getting into Graduate School 

Questions about graduate school? This panel features graduate students from various areas of psychological science who will share their experiences and offer advice on gaining admission to graduate school. The wide-ranging discussion will include advice on preparing for graduate school, managing the application process, and championing graduate school interviews. 

Uncovering the Secrets of Graduate School: The Grant Process 

Increasingly, graduate students are required to find funds to support the research they will need to complete their thesis or dissertation, and even to create their own job as a Postdoc. Get a leg up on the competition with a thorough understanding of the grant process from your colleagues who have successfully competed for funding.