Compared to faculty, students have unique needs as they develop academic expertise and learn to navigate their profession. We support affective science students—from undergraduate through postdoctoral levels—by coordinating both social and professional initiatives for student members of SAS. For example:
- Social events help students interact with other student members, both during the annual conference and more locally throughout the academic year. For example, the SAS Student Social happens on the Thursday evening of the annual society meeting each year, to help kick off the conference and connect students with one another.
- Professional opportunities such as assisting with the Society’s social media and diversity outreach, annual programming, and expert interviews allow student members to be recognized by and interact with faculty.
- We are also committed to helping the Society better support trainees from a diversity of backgrounds, such as minority students, international students, and students from disciplines beyond psychology and neuroscience.
We welcome any feedback you may have for how we can better support student members. If you have ideas for events or initiatives, please contact a member of the Executive Team listed below!
If you are a student member of SAS, please join our listserv and Facebook group to participate in student discussions and receive updates on student-specific events, initiatives, and opportunities.