Sessions of special interest to students at PSA 2019

Thursday, March 28
1:45-3:15 pm    Student Affairs Committee meeting

3:30-5:00 pm   Working At the Community College: How to Become a Full Time Faculty Member at a Community College, sponsored by the Committee on Community Colleges

5:15-6:45 pm  Putting Your Best Face Forward, sponsored by the Student Affairs Committee      The objective of this workshop is to provide guidance for undergraduate and graduate students seeking to further their academic studies or gain employment.

Film & Presidential Session: F R E E: The Power of Performance   An award-winning documentary film following five teenagers who use dance and spoken word to transcend the violence, broken families and poverty in their lives.

Friday, March 29
8:30-10:00 am  Careers for BA and MA Sociologists, organized by the American Sociological Association

1:45-3:15 pm  Grad Fair    This year PSA will again offer a Grad Fair for undergraduate students to meet with representatives from PSA region graduate programs.   Graduate programs scheduled to participate:  Washington State University, Pullman
Utah State University
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Colorado, Denver Humboldt State University
University of Nevada, Reno University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Northern Arizona University
New Mexico State University
San Diego State University
California State University, San Marcos

3:30-5:00 pm  Presidential Session: Hip Hop for Change   Presentation by Oakland non-profit Hip Hop for Change on the history and culture of hip hop and how local, community-based hip hop can be a social movement for challenging white supremacy, patriarchy, homophobia, and materialism and support empowerment, education, and efficacy.

8:00-10:00 pm Student Reception, sponsored by the Student Affairs Committee   Games, giveaways, snacks, and a performance by  Oakland non-profit Hip Hop for Change.

Saturday, March 30
8:30-10:00 am  Surviving and Thriving:  Mental Health, Social Support, and Self-Care in Academia, sponsored by Student Affairs Committee

            How Can New Graduates Market Sociology as a Skill Set, sponsored by the Committee on Applied, Clinical, and Public Sociology

10:15-11:45 am  Getting Jobs in Academia

12:00-1:30 pm Presidential Session: In Millennial Footsteps: Generation Z`s High School Student Movement  Youth activists are currently challenging and transforming this system through protest. engagement and mobilization, and immigrant youth movements.

1:45-3:15 pm Be The Change You Wish To See In The World:  Teaching At The Community College Level, sponsored by the Membership Committee

5:15-6:45 pm  How to Get Your Work Published: A Conversation with Editors of Sociological Perspectives and Members of the PSA Publications Committee, sponsored by the Publications Committee

                You`re Not a Fraud: Recognizing and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, sponsored by the Student Affairs Committee Panelists will discuss their own experiences with imposter syndrome as well as effective strategies for overcoming this common issue that undergraduate and graduate students alike experience. Audience members will be invited to participate in the discussion.

Sunday, March 31
10:15-11:45 am  Presidential Session: #NextGenBlackSoc: New Directions in the Sociology of Black Millennials  This multigenerational panel of advanced graduate students will discuss the way their research topics are brought together by the broad subject of Black Millennials and anchored in building towards a community of the Next Generation of Black Sociologists.

12-1:30 pm  Presidential Session: Reconstructing Expertise on Resistance: What We Can Learn from Young Communities of Color Mobilizing against Social Inequality  This panel will enact a critical dialogue on community resistance and youth agency and resilience to bridge the gap between scholar activism and youth-led community-based efforts combating social injustices.