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SPSPotlight: June 2017

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Considerations for Graduate Students Regarding Non-Academic Internships

This article analyzes a recent report by a task force on perceptions of non-academic internships among graduate students, faculty members, and individuals who have pursued non-academic careers.

Student Tips: Mistakes to Avoid During the Academic Job Search Process

SPSP members weigh in on potential pitfalls to avoid when searching for an academic job, including applying for jobs that are not a good fit, not tailoring your materials to the position, and more.

GradHack: Mind Mapping the Literature Review

Mind mapping, a technique of visually depicting relationships between ideas, can be used in laying out the literature review of a proposal, paper, or dissertation.

SPSP Announcements

Free Abstract-Check Services for Non-Native English Speakers

Would you like to have a native English speaker read over your 2018 SPSP Annual Convention abstract? Submit your abstract for review at the link above by July 5, 2017 and the SPSP Student Committee will provide feedback.

Upcoming Dates of Interest

July 5 - 25, 2017 – Convention Submission Portal Open

July 5 - 25, 2017 – Convention Travel Awards Application Portal Open

July 15, 2017 – Heritage Dissertation Research Awards Open

Summer 2017 – Graduate Student Poster Awards Open

August 1, 2017
 – Application deadline for the new Community Catalyst Grant Program

September 1, 2017 – Convention Housing Block Opens

September 1, 2017 – Convention Registration Opens

Fall 2017 – Undergraduate Student Poster Awards Open

Fall 2017 – Outstanding Research Awards Open



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