Elected officers of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) serve as one method for students' voices to be heard in APA on a variety of graduate student issues such as financing and market-sensitivity of education and training, and increasing diversity within programs.
For that reason, getting to know your officers is important, says Carol Williams-Nickelson, PsyD, former APAGS associate executive director. "They are students like you, dealing with the day-to-day issues of graduate student life," she says. "If you think APA or APAGS needs to hear a certain perspective, contacting your elected APAGS committee member is one way to communicate your ideas."
2014 APAGS Committee openings
APAGS posts openings on the nine-member elected committee — chair-elect and member-at-large positions — each winter. Check out the APAGS Election Information to submit an application and run for one of the following positions:
Member-at-large, Diversity Focus
Member-at-large, Membership Recruitment/Retention
Member-at-large, Research/Academic Focus