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SPSPotlight: February 2018

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How to Network Like a Pro at #SPSP2018

This month we asked our SPSP student members for networking advice as we gear up for Atlanta!

Preparing for Your Graduate School Interviews

Our members think back and share their wisdom and advice on this important, but stressful process.

SPSP Announcements

Finalists Announced for Inside the Grant Panel

Three exceptionally talented applicants have been selected as finalists for this exciting and educational competition taking place at our upcoming convention in Atlanta.


2018 Convention Updates

Get Ready for Atlanta with the #SPSP2018 Mobile App!

Create your custom schedule, find locations for sessions and events, and connect with your fellow attendees. It’s all available online here. If you prefer to go old school, a PDF of the printed program is also available for download!


Join the #SPSP2018 Step Challenge - Win Cash!

Download the Count.It app and sign up for the SPSP Step Challenge! Compete against your fellow attendees and burn calories in the process. The top five steppers will share a cash prize.


Sign Up for a Student Mentoring Lunch

The mentoring luncheons offer graduate students an informal opportunity to discuss their research interests and career development with an established professional in the field. Many groups are full, but space is still available in several sessions, including:

  • Finding the Right Setting for You: Teaching at a Community College vs. a Four Year College
  • A Day in the Life of an Early Career Researcher
  • Distributed and Large-Scale Collaborations
  • Reproducible Research Practices and Workflow
  • Open Science With Existing Data
  • Developing and Writing a Teaching Philosophy

Space Still Available in Several Deep Dive Workshops

Take advantage of these longer, hands-on sessions that previous attendees have found valuable both in terms of their in-depth learning experience and their opportunities for networking. There is no additional fee to attend, but preregistration is required.

Don’t Miss SPlish SPlash – the Welcome Reception at Georgia Aquarium!

Mingle and network with your fellow students and other attendees at one of Atlanta’s most popular attractions. Tickets are $20 for students and include full admission to all galleries and exhibits, a drink ticket, and hors d’oeuvres. A special “students only” section will be available for fun and networking!

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Upcoming Dates of Interest for the 2018 Convention

March 1, 2018  – Student Poster Awards

March 1, 2018  – Student Social Night at SPlish Splash

March 2-3, 2018  – Student Mentoring Luncheons

March 2, 2018  – GASP Mentoring Lunch

March 3, 2018  – Outstanding Research Awards


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