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Events Designed Specifically for Students

Monday, October 17, 2016  
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As the Annual Conference in Portland draws near, we wanted to remind you about some events designed specifically for students:

"Preparing for the Job Market" Workshop - Friday, 9:45am to 11:15am - Forum Suite
This workshop will feature a panel of active faculty members who will discuss how to navigate the job market and land that coveted tenure-track position. The panelists will cover topics such as networking to find open positions, assembling application materials, meeting with hiring committees, and negotiating salary and benefits. There will also be a general Q and A period for members of the audience to ask specific questions.

"Getting Your Work Published" Workshop - Saturday, 1:00pm to 2:25pm - Parlor B
This workshop will feature a panel of active faculty members who will offer advice on how to get work published in peer-reviewed journals. Panelists will discuss journal selection, working with co-authors, the revision/resubmission process, and techniques for turning a thesis, dissertation, or formal report into a journal-ready manuscript. There will also be a general Q and A period for members of the audience to ask specific questions.

Student Reception - Saturday, 7:30pm to 9:30pm - Rock Bottom Brewery
Join your fellow students for a catered reception at Rock Bottom Brewery in Downtown Portland. Drink tickets and an assortment of hot and chilled foods will be provided, including desserts and vegan options. The venue is located a few blocks away from the Hilton, and Aujean and James will be waiting in the lobby of the Hilton at 7:15pm to lead students over to the restaurant on foot. The student reception is an annual tradition at ACSP, and is a great chance to unwind and socialize with your fellow students at the end of the conference.

Graduate Student Clinic – Times Vary – Graduate Student Clinic Booth
New to ACSP this year is the Graduate Student Clinic, which pairs students and faculty members for a 30-minute conversation about CV’s, teaching portfolios, professionalization, or the job application process. These are designed to be a more focused, one-on-one way for individual students to get some feedback and advice on their career documents and research/teaching plans. There are still some slots available for one-on-one meetings, and students can sign up at Students will be asked to upload any relevant materials to a Dropbox folder before the conference, so their faculty member can review them ahead of time. Some slots are still available on Friday and Saturday. See the sign-up link for specific times.

This year’s program is packed with captivating sessions, roundtables, and local tours. We hope you can make the most of your time in Portland, both with the academic sessions indoors and with the remarkable and vibrant city outside the hotel walls. And we look forward to seeing many of you at one or more of the student-centered events listed above.


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