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2016 SRA Biennial Meeting
Emerging Scholar Events

Emerging Scholar Events - Presenter Slides

Giving an Effective Job Talk.pdf - Mitch Prinstein

Interviewing presentation.pdf - Russ Toomey

Job Negotiation.pdf - Shannon Snapp

Top 10 Suggestions for Finding a Post-Doctoral Fellowship.pdf - Marion Underwood


Roundtables

·         The Ins and Outs of Publishing: A Conversation with the Editors
Saturday, April 2: 10:15am-11:45am in Holiday 2 (2nd floor)

We all know the importance of publishing, but the process can be daunting. During this workshop, emerging scholars will have the opportunity to dialogue with experienced decision-makers in the publishing process. This is your opportunity to find answers to those lingering questions. Which journal should you submit to? What are the editors looking for, exactly? How can I make my research stand out? What’s the best way to address comments from reviewers? This session will provide candid insights into the submission, review, and publishing processes directly from the editors of five premier research journals: Journal of Research on Adolescence, Journal of Adolescent Research, Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, Journal of Adolescence, and Emerging Adulthood. Each representative will describe the unique focus of their journal and provide some hands-on tips for publishing in that journal. This interactive session will rely on audience questions.

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·         Exploring Diverse Career Paths: Thinking Outside the (Academic) Box
Friday, April 1: 3:45pm-5:15pm in Holiday 2 (2nd floor)

A Ph.D. offers opportunities that go beyond academia, but students have less frequent access to information about diverse career paths, and these paths may not be illuminated during graduate training. To highlight some of the many possible careers after graduate school, this roundtable discussion features panelists who utilize their training in diverse ways and in unique settings. Each panelist will describe their career course, discuss the benefits and challenges of their chosen field, and provide a road map for graduate students and early career professionals for exploring their career options and considering non-academic paths. This interactive session will draw on questions from the audience.

Panelists:

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·         Early Career Grant and Funding Opportunities
Thursday, March 31: 2:00pm-3:30pm in Holiday 2 (2nd floor)

Finding funding as an early stage investigator can be a challenge. As an early career or newly independent investigator, you may not be aware of available funding opportunities, funding opportunities specifically for early career investigators, or how to apply for them. Perhaps you have heard conflicting information from different people, but you really want to know the bottom line. This interactive session will address common questions about applying for various funding opportunities, dispel myths, identify opportunities for early career investigators, and explore strategies and tactics for obtaining funding. Participants will have an opportunity for discussion with funding officials.

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·         Poster Funding Opportunities with U.S. Government Agencies and Foundations

Posters will be on display throughout the biennial meeting in the Exhibit Hall. Representatives will be at their posters on Friday, April 1: 2:45pm-3:45pm to meet with attendees and answer questions about funding opportunities.

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Emerging Scholars Lounge Events

Emerging Scholars Lounge (located in Paca on the 3rd floor)

In SRA, “Emerging Scholars” are undergraduate students, graduate students, and new professionals–that is, people who are commencing their careers as researchers in adolescence. All emerging scholars are invited to enjoy the Emerging Scholars Lounge. In addition, the Lounge will be open as a place for casual networking, hanging out, meeting new friends, practicing presentations, and storing posters.

Emerging Scholars Lounge Hours:
Thursday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

·      Publishing Roundtable (Co-sponsored by the International Young Scholars Program)
Friday, April 1: 10:15am-11:30am in Paca (3rd floor)

This workshop is a valuable opportunity for students and new professionals to learn more about the premier journals who publish about adolescence and the pathways to success regarding publishing in these journals. Each panelist will give a brief introduction (approximately 2-3 minutes) on the aims and scope of the journal. The majority of this session will involve lively discussion inspired by questions from the audience with a focus on hands-on publishing tips geared towards students and new professionals. Refreshments will be served compliments of the Jacobs Foundation, sponsor of the International Young Scholars Program.

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·         Getting a Job after Graduation Roundtable
Thursday, March 31: 3:45pm-5:00pm in Paca (3rd floor)

 The purpose of this panel is to share insights and answer questions about finding employment after graduating with a Ph.D. It is a valuable opportunity for students and recent graduates to learn more about how to find employment after graduating. Panelists will sharing information about the process of interviewing for faculty positions, giving an effective job talk, finding post-doctoral positions, and start-up and salary negotiation. Each panelist will have approximately 15 minutes to present. After all panelists present, there will be 15 minutes for question and answers.

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