On The Student Front

Upcoming student opportunities

Students may be interested in the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, the Student Advisory Board, our Facebook page and the Student Spotlight.

By Jen Lee

As we approach another exciting year in the Division, I want to review a few upcoming opportunities.

Attend the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology

Held in New Orleans this year, the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology promises to be full of opportunities for students to network with other students and leaders in the field, not to mention providing great food and entertainment. I encourage students to use poster sessions as a way to meet other like-minded students. For those not presenting, the conference holds a host of opportunities to learn and network. The Student Advisory Board (SAB) is in the process of coordinating a mentoring lunch to provide a forum for students to visit with experts in pediatric psychology in a casual setting. Watch your email for information on other student-related programming.

Consider Applying for the Student Advisory Board

The SAB is a wonderful opportunity for students to begin understanding the inner workings of SPP and build leadership experience. We look to replace hardworking members from the membership, website/student spotlight, and programming committees. As an SAB member, you will have the opportunity to write formal proposals to the Board of Directors, serve on committees, and contribute ideas to help keep SPP a strong division for students.

Be Nominated for the Student Spotlight in Progress Notes

The Student Spotlight has continued to be an opportunity for individuals to recognize a graduate student whose graduate career serves as a model for student membership.

Join us on Facebook

SPP has a Facebook group and page, on which the SAB membership committee posts current events and breaking research findings relevant to the division’s interests. We would also like students to use this opportunity to get to know other members around the country and share ideas.

These are just a few of the ways students benefit from being an SPP member. I hope that involvement in these areas helps connect you with the division. I also encourage you to contact me with thoughts and opinions.