Student Representative Column

Student-oriented programming at the APA convention

Exciting programming for graduate students at the 2016 APA convention.

By Justin Strickland

Are you a student attending the convention in Denver and lost when sorting through the website, trying to map out the talks and programs you want to attend? The website can be complicated and you may be overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of programs offered.

APAGS (American Psychological Association of Graduate Students) and the Science Student Council sponsor a variety of programs that may be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students. APAGS scheduled events occur primarily in their hospitality suite and APAGS will also have a booth in APA Member Resources where you can obtain additional information on relevant programming. Highlights from the APAGS workshops and programming are listed below. Check out their website for additional details, guides (e.g., a Student Survival Guide), and up-to-date convention information:

Thursday, Aug. 4
  • Food for Thought Breakfast  
    7:30-8:50 a.m,. APAGS Suite
    Speaker: Anneliese Singh, PhD
    APAGS hosts Food for Thought Breakfasts each morning of convention in the APAGS Suite. The breakfast consists of a buffet and discussion hour with an eminent psychologist. Breakfast is from 7:30-8 a.m., and the discussion hour is from 8-8:50 a.m.
  • Alternative Career Paths with a Doctorate in Psychology
    10-11:50 a.m., Convention Center
  • Exploring the Intersectionalities of Advisor Advisee Relationships in Psychology Doctoral Programs
    10-10:50 a.m., APAGS Suite
  • APAGS Poster Session: Showcasing Graduate Student Research
    2-2:50 p.m., Convention Center
  • Networking with a Purpose: Making a Plan, Building Relationships, & Maintaining Connections
    2-2:50 p.m., APAGS Suite
  • Flying Solo Social Hour
    5-5:50 p.m., APAGS Suite
  • APAGS Social.
    6-8:00 p.m., The Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver
Friday, Aug. 5
  • Food for Thought Breakfast
    7:30-8:50 a.m., APAGS Suite
    Speaker: Michelle Fine, PhD
  • Conducting Research on Marginalized Identities: When Research is “Me-Search”
    10-10:50 a.m., APAGS Suite
  • Reviewing for a Journal as a Graduate Students: The Whys and Hows
    11-11:50 a.m., Convention Center
  • Stats Phobia: Learn How to Learn Stats (and Work past Beginners Anxiety)
    11-11:50 a.m., APAGS Suite
  • Plan Today to Succeed Tomorrow: Individual Development Plans for Graduate and Postdoctoral Training
    2-2:50 p.m., APAGS Suite
  • Unlocking Your Leadership Potential: Keys to Future Success as a Leader in Psychology
    3-4:50 p.m., APAGS Suite
  • Two P's in a Pod: Balancing Parenthood with Psychology Training and Careers
    4-4:50 p.m., APAGS Suite
Saturday, Aug. 6
  • Food for Thought Breakfast
    7:30-8:50 a.m., APAGS Suite
    Speaker: Mona M. Amer, PhD
  • Smart Shopping: Factors to Weigh Before Applying to Doc Programs
    10-10:50 a.m., APAGS Suite
  • Connecting with Our Queerness: Four Contemporary Takes on Being an LGBTQ(A) Psychologist
    11-11:50 a.m., Convention Center
Sunday, Aug. 7
  • Food for Thought Breakfast
    7:30-8:50 a.m., APAGS Suite
    Speakers: APAGS Leaders 
    Learn the value of and how to get involved in APAGS Leadership in this informal discussion hour with the APAGS Chair and members of the APAGS Committee.