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SPSPotlight: September 2018

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Be Technologically-Savvy in Grad School!

With the new academic year upon us, we asked our committee members for recommendations on tech tools they are currently using to increase productivity and work more efficiently.

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Feeling Like a Fake: Imposter Syndrome

We all know that graduate school can be overwhelming. Feelings of “intellectual phoniness” can grip anyone, but being able to identify them can offer some solace.

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Internships Outside of Academia?

More than ever, students are considering non-academic careers, and an internship can be a great way to gain valuable experience in a new industry. In this interview, PhD student Becky Grady shares her experiences after completing internships at tech companies Sony Interactive and SurveyMonkey.

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Seeking Reviewers for SPSP 2019 Student Awards!

Want to gain experience with the peer review process? Serve as a reviewer for SPSP’s student awards! Learn more about evaluating the posters and project summaries of your fellow student members. Applications are now being accepted through September 28.

#SPSP2019 Convention Announcements

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Volunteers Wanted!

Are you attending SPSP 2019? SPSP is looking for Student Volunteers to help with various areas of the convention. Earn a $75 VISA gift card to help offset your expenses! There are a limited number of spots available, please visit our Volunteers Page for more information.

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Registration for SPSP 2019 is now open

Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing and register today. Save $25 on your Preconference when you bundle it with your SPSP Convention registration.

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Student Hotel Discount

Staying in the SPSP Hotel Block in Portland gives you access to great low hotel rates exclusively available to SPSP Student Members.

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SPSP Announcements

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ICYMI: This month, our panel shared valuable tips and advice on Navigating the Postdoc.

Mark Your Calendar for #SPSPchat 12

Join us on Tuesday, October 23, from 1-2pm EDT when we discuss consulting with guests Evelyn Carter, Ryne Sherman and Elliot Berkman.

Heritage Dissertation Research Awards Now Open

These $1,000 grants can assist with the costs of conducting dissertation research. At least two grants are awarded each in personality psychology and social psychology. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2018.

Intensive Summer Internships for Underrepresented Students

SPSP’s Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) provides unique research opportunities for students from underrepresented ethnic/racial groups. Applications open October 1.

Writers Needed for #SPSP2019!

SPSP is seeking up to six psychology students to contribute as eDaily interns in Portland. Successful candidates will interview member scientists, write articles on sessions, and translate science for the daily convention e-newsletter. Applications due by October 31, 2018.

Join the #SPSP2019 Twitter Team

Coming to Portland? Do you love tweeting science? Share your excitement leading up to the convention, and then tweet your perspectives from the events and sessions.

Upcoming Dates of Interest for the 2019 Convention

September 13 - 28  – Submission period for Outstanding Research Award
and Graduate Student Poster Awards

October 15 - 31  – Submission period for Undergraduate Student Poster Awards

Mid-October  – Acceptance emails sent for Undergraduate Posters submissions

December 5  – Early Bird deadline for discounted registration fees

February 7 - 9, 2019  – SPSP 2019 Convention in Portland

February 7, 2019  – OMSI After Dark (Student Social @ Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

February 8, 2019  – SPSP 5K Fun Run & Walk in Portland

February 8 & 9, 2019  – Student Mentoring Lunches (12:30-1:45 PM)

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Other Upcoming Dates of Interest

October 1 - Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) applications open

November 1 - Applications for SISPP 2019 Open


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