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The 2023 SPSSI Graduate Student Committee Preconference Workshop: What Graduate Programs Don’t Teach You

Saturday, June 24, 2023
Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown Convention Center (map)

Students - $35  |  Non-Students - $55

As in past years, the SPSSI Graduate Student Committee Preconference Workshop will immediately precede the SPSSI Summer Conference, which begins on Sunday, June 25 and ends on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. The theme of this year’s workshop is What Graduate Programs Don’t Teach You. Most psychology graduate programs focus on either research or clinical work, and skills that fall outside of these two realms are often neglected in formal coursework or mentorship. The purpose of this event is to provide graduate students with meaningful resources in their career development that they may not find within their graduate programs. Interactive sessions featured during the preconference will be focused on a variety of topics including the non-academic job market, navigating PWIs as a minority, inclusivity in syllabus design, global policy and advocacy, and networking tips and tricks. The preconference is being planned by the SPSSI Graduate Student Committee in collaboration with the Conference Co-Chairs, Executive Committee, and other SPSSI members.

Typically, the preconference breakfast begins at 8:30 am and the programming begins at 9 am. Programming typically ends by 4 pm, and will be immediately followed by a happy hour event for all preconference attendees. Breakfast, lunch, materials, and happy hour hors d'oeuvres are included as part of the programming and are reflected in the registration fee.

More details on the program for this year's GSC Preconference Workshop will be posted as they become available.

Questions? Please contact SPSSI Graduate Student Committee Chair, Isabelle Clough (