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Div. 1 student corner

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By Emily Dow

I hope this finds you well into your spring semester and summer. I would like to thank everyone who responded to the brief survey I circulated in January. I presented the results to the executive committee (EC) board at the midwinter meeting, and we discussed the composition of the student membership and student needs in great detail. 

Networking seemed to be a priority for many students. As a result, a social hour just for students in the Div. 1 suite will be scheduled for the APA convention in Toronto. More details about the social hour will be distributed via the listserv once the suite schedule has been finalized. Similarly, in order to develop networking opportunities outside of the APA convention, I will be spotlighting various members of the EC via the student listserv over the next couple of months. Please keep an eye out for these virtual meet-and-greets. In the meantime, if you have not already done so, please be sure to join our Div. 1 student listserv through the APA Listserv portal.

While I am excited to support and promote these initiatives for student members, my term as the Div. 1 student representative will come to an end in August. I will be circulating a call towards the end of the semester for a new student representative. If you are interested, please email me directly. From personal experience, I can tell you it is a great opportunity to develop professionally and meet some amazing mentors in the field.

 I will be at the convention in Toronto this year, and hope to see you at the student social hour.