Applying to graduate school and finding employment after you’re done with your program of study are formidable undertakings, to say the least. At the 2014 APS Annual Convention, to be held May 22–25 in San Francisco, students can get advice from experienced graduate students and professional scientists who know the ropes. The convention will feature programs for undergraduates looking to gain research experience, graduate students preparing to find full-time work, and all the students in between.
The Naked Truth Part I: Getting into Graduate School
Panelists discuss graduate school preparation and the graduate school application process.
The Naked Truth Part II: Surviving Graduate School
Panelists discuss work-life balance, advisor-student relationships, and other topics that will help students successfully navigate graduate school.
The Naked Truth Part III: Navigating the Job Market After Graduate School
Panelists answer questions about finding a postdoc or full-time position in research, liberal arts, and industry.
Champions of Psychological Science
Student affiliates have the opportunity to talk in an informal setting with some of the most respected and well-known scientists in psychology. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-seated basis.
How to Get Published: Guidance From Journal Editors
Top journal editors share advice about the publication process, including manuscript preparation, journal submissions, and reacting to an editorial decision.
Psi Beta Symposium: Promoting Undergraduate Research
Panelists discuss successful approaches for engaging undergraduates in meaningful and collaborative research activities and service-learning programs.
Psi Beta Carol Tracy Distinguished Lecture: Why Do Psychologists Conduct Research Like Scientists but Teach Like Dummies?
Stephen L. Chew of Samford University explains how treating teaching as an area of applied research improves teaching effectiveness and student learning.
Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker: Toward a Science of Awe
Dacher Keltner of the University of California, Berkeley, talks about an understudied but very important emotion.
Psi Chi Symposium: Promoting Leadership Skills in Psychology Students Through Extracurricular Experience
Panelists share advice on developing leadership skills, including communication, consensus building, listening, and developing shared goals.
Psi Chi Symposium: Implementing Transformative Undergraduate Research Experiences by Encouraging Crowdsourcing Science
Scientists report on how undergraduate students can get involved in multiple collaborative crowdsourcing research projects.
APSSC Convention Kickoff and Student Social
The APS Student Caucus welcomes student affiliates and provides information about all of the student events at the convention. Students will be able to relax in a casual environment and meet other students who share the same interests.