Student Representative Column

Student-oriented programming at APA's Convention

Exciting programming for graduate students at the 2017 APA Annual Convention.

By Justin Strickland

Are you a student attending the convention in Washington, D.C., and lost while trying to map out the talks and programs you want to attend? Convention materials can be complicated, and you may be overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of programs offered.

American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) 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:

Thursday, Aug. 3

  • Food for Thought Breakfast   (7:30-8:50 am; APAGS Suite)  
    Speaker: Alette Coble-Temple
  • 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 7:30-8:00 am and the discussion hour is from 8:00-8:50 am.
  • Alternative Career Paths with a Doctorate in Psychology (8:00-9:50 am; Convention Center Room 146A )
  • Orientation: Convention Survival Techniques-Getting the Most Out of APA Conventions (9:00-9:50 am; Convention Center Room TBA)
  • Financial Literacy for Graduate Students (10-10:50 am; Convention Center Room 143C)
  • Stats Phobia: Learn How to Learn Stats (and Work Past Beginners' Anxiety) (11:00-11:50 am; APAGS Suite)
  • Future Directions of LGBT & Public Policy: The Impact of Graduate Training (1:00-1:50 pm; Convention Center Room 203)
  • Student Advocates Collaborate and Exchange Ideas to Enhance Community Advocacy Efforts (2:00-2:50 pm; APAGS Suite)
  • APAGS Poster Session-Showcasing Graduate Student Research (3:00-3:50 pm; Convention Center Halls D and E)
  • Networking for the Introvert (5:00-5:50 pm; APAGS Suite)
  • APAGS Social Hour (6:00-8:00 pm; The Living Room 1008 Vermont Ave.)

Friday, Aug. 4

  • Food for Thought Breakfast   (7:30-8:50 am; APAGS Suite)
    Speaker: Kevin Cokley
  • Internship Workshop (8:00-9:50 am; Convention Center Room 202B)
  • Systemic and Individual Responses to Microagressions: An Interactive Skill-Building Session (10:00-11:50 am; Convention Center Room 204C)
  • Set Goals, Establish Boundaries, and Still Graduate (10:00-10:50 am; APAGS Suite)
  • #Professional Branding 101: From CV to Social Media (11:00-11:50 am; APAGS Suite)
  • How to Peer Review for a Journal as a Graduate Student (2:00-2:50 pm; APAGS Suite)
  • Have You Seen Me? Addressing the Barriers of Men of Color in Graduate Psychology (3:00-3:50 pm; APAGS Suite)
  • Obtaining a Teaching or Research-Focused Postdoc: Tips, Tricks, and How-To's (5:00-5:50 pm; Convention Center Room 156)

Saturday, Aug. 5

  • Food for Thought Breakfast   (7:30-8:50 am; APAGS Suite)  
    Speaker: Deborah Tolman
  • Procuring Federal Funding for Your Research: An Interactive Mentoring Workshop (9:00-10:50 am; Convention Center Room 156)
  • Smart Shopping: Factors to Weigh Before Applying to Doctoral Programs (9:00-9:50 am; APAGS Suite)
  • Late Breaking Poster Session (11:00-11:50 am; Convention Center Halls D & E)

Sunday, Aug. 6

  • Food for Thought Breakfast (7:30-8:50 am; APAGS Suite )
    Speakers: APAGS Leaders: Learn the value of and how to get involved in APAGS Leadership.
  • Introduction to the R Statistical System (9:00-10:50 am; Convention Center Room 148)