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Graduate Student Program

Grad Students - there's so much happening at the Annual Meetings!


In addition to the full technical program, these great sessions have been developed by students on the Graduate Student Committee and/or the Early Career Committee.  Some sessions have been developed collaboratively as joint sessions and some are specific to grad students.  View the complete Early Career program here.



Sunday, October 22

Graduate Student Networking Session – Building Professional Relationships Workshop

This 2-hour session is divided in two parts. From 4 to 5 PM, learn more about  networking skills. From 5 to 6 PM, students will network with professional mentors from diverse fields, as well as with other graduate students in a casual environment.

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom D

Sponsored by DuPont Pioneer

Help us plan - sign-up if you'll be attending this session!


Graduate Student Social (for grad students only)

8:30 – 10:30 PM

The Boathouse (615 Channelside Drive)

Sponsored by ASA, CSSA, SSSA Membership



Monday, October 23

Career Path Opportunities for Students, Post-Docs and Early Career Members

9:30 – 11:00 AM

Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom D

Co-Sponsored by the SSSA Consulting Soil Scientists Division


SSSA Graduate Student Town Hall Meeting (registration requested)

for Graduate Student Members with a focus on Soil Science.

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Marriott Tampa Waterside, Ballroom F


Tips from the Experts on the Job Application and Interviewing Process

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Tampa Convention Center, Room 25


Communicating Your Science: Messaging for a Greater Impact

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Marriott Tampa Waterside, Room 8 and 9

*Participants are encouraged to bring short (one paragraph) text samples that they would like to workshop with the group, such as abstracts, introduction paragraphs to reports or articles, or other items.*


Behavioral Interviewing Workshop

3:00 – 4:30 PM

Tampa Convention Center, Room 25



Tuesday, October 24

Negotiation Strategies for Graduate Students and Early Career Scientists Workshop

9:30 – 11:30 AM

Tampa Convention Center, Room 25


Graduate Student Science Policy Luncheon (registration required)

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Marriott Tampa Waterside, Grand Ballroom E

Sponsored by Monsanto


Elevator Speech Contest for Grad Students and Post-Docs (registration required for participation), open to all to cheer on the contestants!)

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Tampa Convention Center, Room 3


ACS Graduate Student Committee

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Tampa Convention Center, Room 3



Science not Silence: An Advocacy Workshop

$10 fee - add to your registration

9:30 – 11:00 AM

Marriott Tampa Waterside, Room 9


Just Added:  What every graduate student should know about Food-Energy-Water Nexus programs at NSF.
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 24
Registration Requested


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