JSM Has Much in Store for Students

Don’t Miss the Chance to Volunteer and …

Attend a Continuing Education Course for Free
JSM’s CE courses give conference attendees the 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, in turn, get to follow along with course content and meet the instructor and attendees. Interested? Pick a course you would like to attend and contact Rick Peterson, the ASA’s professional development and chapters and sections manager, by May 31.

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.

Get Involved with Student Chapters
With more than 70 student chapters spread throughout the country, JSM is the best time for everyone to meet. If you want to help out with setting up and moderating the meeting, contact  Donna LaLonde, the ASA’s director of strategic initiatives and outreach.

Are you an ASA student member who is thinking about attending the Joint Statistical Meetings? This year, we head to the nation’s capital, where you will find many opportunities to learn, network with other statisticians and data scientists, and get more involved in the association. If you have any free time, there is also much to do and see in Washington, DC.

Here are several events and activities created just for students:

Learn About Student Chapters

Over the past few years, the ASA’s student chapter program has grown to more than 70 student chapters throughout the country, which means JSM is the best time for everyone to meet. If you are a member of a student chapter, faculty adviser, or just interested in learning more about student chapters, attend the student chapters meeting for a chance to share ideas and plan for the future.

Networking Like a Pro: A Guided Networking Session

The ASA Committee on Career Development is hosting a social for students and early-career statisticians to practice networking in a friendly environment. ‘Pro networkers’ will discuss topics such as introducing yourself confidently, and then allow for practice time. During the practice sessions, students and early-career professionals will rotate to meet and practice with new people (volunteers from industry, government, and academia). Register for this event on the committee’s website.

Meet Fellow Student Members from Around the World

Will this be your first time at JSM? Don’t miss the Student Mixer Monday, August 8, from 6–8 p.m. Enjoy free food and drinks, enter a raffle, and mingle with other student attendees. And learn how to navigate the largest gathering of statisticians in the world.

Diversity Workshop and Mentoring Program

The Committee on Minorities in Statistics will host the 2022 JSM Diversity Workshop and Mentoring Program during JSM. This hallmark event brings together historically underrepresented minority (African/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American) statisticians and data scientists at early- to mid-career levels (i.e., graduate, postdoctoral scholars, and working professionals) with senior-level statisticians and data scientists from academia, government, and the private sector. The program features one-on-one mentoring and professional development such as engaging small group discussions and networking. Interested students and professionals are encouraged to apply by May 31.

Get more information and the mentee application. Contact Emily Butler with questions.