Student Guide to JSM

Lara Harmon, ASA Marketing and Online Community Coordinator

Are you an ASA student member? We’re hoping to see many of you at JSM 2019! This year, we head for Denver and the Rocky Mountains. In addition to sessions and sightseeing, don’t miss the chance to volunteer! We have opportunities for a range of time constraints and interests.

Attend a Continuing Education (CE) Course for Free

JSM’s CE courses give conference attendees a chance to learn from experts they might not otherwise meet in person. As a volunteer CE monitor, you can attend a course for free. CE monitors help courses run smoothly and get to follow along with course content and meet the instructor and attendees. Interested? Contact Rick Peterson, the ASA’s professional development and chapters and sections manager. Keep an eye on the JSM 2019 website for a list of CE courses, and then let Peterson know which one you would most like to monitor.

Meet Presenters and Gain Experience Managing a Session

Session chairs introduce and support session presenters. These volunteers help keep sessions on topic and on time, plus they get to meet and work directly with session presenters. Session chair slots fill up, but don’t give up if they are full—you can still volunteer as a backup. Learn more about what session chairs do and apply.

Learn More About Student Chapters

Over the past few years, the ASA’s student chapter program has grown to more than 70 student chapters, spread all across the US. This year, we’re hosting our third JSM student chapters meeting. If you are a student chapter officer, faculty adviser, member, or just interested in learning more about student chapters, join us for this chance to share ideas and plan for the future. We’ll need a few helping hands to keep the meeting running smoothly! Contact Lara Harmon, the ASA’s marketing and online community coordinator if you are interested in helping with setting up and moderating the event. We’ll let you know the time and place as soon as they are determined.

Meet Fellow Student Members from Across the Country (and the World)

Will this be your first time at JSM? Don’t miss the Student Mixer on Monday, July 29, from 6–8 p.m. Enjoy free food and drinks, enter our raffle, and mingle with other student attendees. Handing out raffle tickets before the mixer takes a few pairs of hands—if you’re interested in helping out, contact Harmon.