Graduate Student Program

Grad Students - there's so much happening at the Annual Meetings - Check back soon as we develop the 2015 program!

In the mean time, check out this article by grad student, Rachel Owen, about her 2014 experience.

or this one on 6 Ways to Stand Out at a Conference.


2015 Grad Student Dates and Dealines

March 17. Early Registration Opens. Abstract submission Opens

April 13. Housing Opens.

June 1. Applications for Leadership Conference opens

June 2. Early Abstract deadline 4:00pm CDT 

June 16. Late Abstract deadline 4:00pm CDT 

July 28. Internship Applications open.

August. Presentation schedule available

August 3. Applications for Leadership Conference close.

TBA. Elevator Speech Contest  registration opens.

August 30. Leadership Conference selectees are notified.

September 1. Final Abstract editing deadline.

September 30. Early Registration Deadline. (Price increases $65 for grad students)

September 30. Internship applications close.

October 5. Internship selections are made. Emails go out.

October 21. Standard Registration Rate Deadline. (Price increases another $80)

November 14. Leadership Conference begins

November 15. Annual Meeting begins.


Student Internships

Want to contribute to the success of the annual meetings and earn cash? Sign-up now to help ASA, CSSA, SSSA staff with various meeting activities

The internship program is open to post-docs, graduate, and undergraduate student members of the Societies. Nonmember students wishing to become a member may join at,, or Membership is available at a low cost to students. Please join by September 30, 2015 to be eligible to participate.

Interns will receive $50 for four (4) hours or $100 for eight hours (8) of service. Compensation will be made after the annual meetings. Preference will be give to students who can work longer shifts or multiple shorter shifts.

Selected interns will be notified of their positions by October 5, and will be required to "accept" their position within 2 weeks. If selectees, do not respond, their positions will be offered to other applicants. Students who are not selected will be notified after all positions are officially filled.

Questions can be directed to

Sign up by September 30!

Available Positions:

  • Poster Hall Attendant - Help presenters locate their poster location in the exhibit hall.
  • Science Festival - Help set up and tear down the tables at the Minnesota Science Museum. Share displays and experiments with children and families visiting the museum. (Travel time will be compensated, a bus is available.) New this year!
  • CCA Continuing Education Sign-in - Be responsible for sign-in sheets for CEU credit, distribute and collect sheets and bring them to central location.
  • Convention Center Host - Stand in strategic areas of convention hall and answer questions for attendees. All Hosts must attend training on Sunday morning at 8am.
  • Registration: Self-serve Kiosk Assistant -  Introduce attendees to and help them use the self-serve kiosk to print badges. New this year!
  • Registration: Runner - Assist staff at the registration desk with program books, badge holders, and other duties as needed. New this year!
  • Gateway Scholar Guide - Help lead local local high school students around convention center, and act a role model in your field.
  • Career Center - Introduce attendees to the career website and assist staff at the career center with job postings and other duties as needed. New this year!