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Develop leadership skills, represent student concerns and advocate nationally for psychology by serving on the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) Committee.

APAGS seeks candidates for its chair-elect; member at large, communications; and member at large, education. The terms begin in August. The deadline for applications is Jan. 14, not later than 5 p.m. EST. Applicants must be APAGS members actively enrolled as graduate psychology students in good standing. For detailed information on each position and requirements for the application: APAGS website.

Interested in the APA presidency?

Members who would like to be nominated to be APA's 2015 president are invited to submit a statement of 50 words or less. The statement will accompany the online nomination ballot. Please note that statements are optional. The deadline for potential candidates to submit a statement is Jan. 15, 2013.

The 50-word limit will be strictly enforced. Candidates are also welcome to speak to the Council of Representatives at its Feb. 22–24 meeting. The nomination election will be conducted online and will begin Feb. 1, with a 45-day balloting period. For more information, contact APA's Governance Office at (202) 336-6087 or email.

Apply to attend an APA Advanced Training Institute

APA's Science Directorate sponsors intensive one-week institutes for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty to get in-depth experience with topics that are often not taught in graduate school. Topics for 2013 include Structural Equation Modeling in Longitudinal Research, Exploratory Data Mining, Non-Linear Methods and Research Methods with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups. Applications are due in March.