2016 Fall Research Conference Student Resources 
Are you a student member attending the 2016 Fall Research Conference this November 3 - 5 in Washington, DC? Check out these student resources at #2016APPAM!

The Grant Writing Process
Thursday, November 3rd from 10:15 - 11:15am

This panel will provide a broad overview of the grant writing process, including the basics of what makes a good grant proposal, preparing grant applications, and the roles of the grant applicant and proposal reviewers.  

Bridging the Gap Between Graduate School and Your Policy Career Path
Thursday, November 3rd from 1:45 - 2:45pm

Hear from experts in both the academic and non-academic sectors on how recent graduates can use the skills learned in school to better disseminate and apply their work in the real (policy) world.  

Data Visualization and Presentation Skills
Friday, November 4th from 8:30 - 9:30am

Policy professionals with advanced presentation skills will share their thoughts, experiences, and valuable tips students and newer professionals can use when analyzing information and communicating findings in effective and engagement ways.

Student Mixer
Friday, November 4th from 8:00 - 9:30pm

Student attendees are invited to an informal meetup to mingle and enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres during this networking event just for students! 

Student Lounge
Thursday, November 3rd - Saturday, November 5th

Looking for a spot to charge your mobile device, relax, and grab a quick snack? Come visit the Student Lounge! Charging stations, refreshments, and seating areas will be available for students.
Ask the Experts Roundtable Discussions
Friday, November 4th from 10:15 - 12:00pm

The Ask the Policy Experts Roundtable session will provide an opportunity for students to meet with professionals to discuss a variety of policy topics. Experienced professionals will be available in the student lounge to speak with students, offer advice, and discuss research projects.  A complete list of the experts, as well as information about registering for this event, can be found here.
Advance registration for this session is required. T o learn more about the session and to register, please visit the student resources webpage. Space is limited.

Student Happy Hour
You are cordially invited to a Student Happy Hour on Tuesday, August 23rd at BlackFinn in Washington, DC.  
Fun starts at 5:30.  
Additional Student Member Opportunities
Student E-List
Looking to connect with other students? Please join the APPAM Student Member E-List to connect with fellow students. 
To join this E-List please log into your APPAM Member Profile, select My Features, and then select E-List to begin receiving updates.  Find more information on APPAM member E-Lists here.
Mentor Matching Program - New for 2016! 

Interested in meeting experienced policy professionals?  
APPAM is excited to announce this brand new program!

The mentor matching program will match student attendees with policy experts to connect one-on-one during the conference. Mentors will be available to offer advice on professional development issues, examine job search strategies, discuss research projects, and answer any questions students may have.  

A list of mentors and additional information on registration will be emailed to student members in mid-August. For inquiries about the program, email Meghan Grenda
Equity & Inclusion Student Fellowship

Applications for the Equity & Inclusion Student Fellowship are due by July 30th.  Learn more about this unique opportunity and apply here.
Ph.D. Dissertation Award

Applications for the Ph.D. Dissertation Award are due by July 29th. For more information about the award, please visit the dedicated webpage
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