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APA's Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 28-August 1, will not only feature Hawaii's famed sunny beaches, but also a wealth of programming for graduate students. The next issue of gradPSYCH will include detailed information on APAGS programming and other student-friendly events. But in the meantime, here are just a few of the events and opportunities APAGS will be offering.

  • Volunteer and attend convention for free

Graduate students: Receive free registration at APA's 2004 Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 28-August 1, by volunteering a full day's work there with APA's Office of Continuing Education in Psychology or Convention Office.

Volunteers may also attend one continuing-education (CE) workshop for free, if space is available. CE volunteers will, among other tasks, monitor attendance at CE sessions or assist presenters during their workshops and sessions. Those who support the Convention Office will assist staff with activities in the Disability Service Room.

Interested students should contact Brennan Harmuth of APA's Office of Continuing Education. Write "Convention Volunteer" in the subject line and include your name, e-mail, summer and school addresses and phone numbers, and your preferences-if any-for the one convention day (Wednesday through Sunday) you want to work and the office you want to work for.

  • Be an APAGS ambassador at convention

Students who want to maximize their networking opportunities while attending APA's 2004 Annual Convention in Honolulu can sign up to be an ambassador for APAGS. Ambassadors provide information on convention events, distribute APAGS promotional items and monitor APAGS programs by taking head counts and collecting participant evaluations. For more details on the ambassador program and to sign up, visit the APAGS Ambassador Web page.

  • Learn to navigate the internship application process

APAGS will host a pre-convention internship workshop on July 27 in Honolulu, prior to APA's 2004 Annual Convention, July 28-August 1. The workshop will offer students tips on finding a psychology internship and guidance on the application and Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers Match process.

Participants will receive a free copy of "Internships in Psychology: The APAGS Workbook for Writing Successful Applications and Finding the Right Match" (APA, 2004). Registration costs $25 for APAGS members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration after June 15 is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, visit the APAGS Web site.

  • Meet psychology's leaders at convention

APAGS will host three "Food for Thought" breakfasts where students can meet and network with eminent psychologists during APA's 2004 Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 28-August 1. The list of psychologists who will join students for the breakfasts was pending at gradPSYCH press time. Students must sign up in advance at the APAGS convention booth for the breakfasts, which will be held at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 29-31. For more information, including the psychologists who will attend the breakfasts, visit the APAGS Web site.

-M. GREER