Graduate students are the future of our profession. An ongoing part of the mission of our organization is to encourage new membership and mentor involvement with persons emerging in the profession. While membership to IACAC is of minimal cost for graduate students ($10), registration and attendance to the annual conference is cumbersome for those enrolled in school full time.
NACAC and the Imagine Grant continue to be very supportive of IACAC, the development of new programming for its members and the students they serve. This spring, the Imagine Grant is offering funding for IACAC graduate student members to attend the Annual Conference in Itasca, May 2-4, 2012. The new grant will hopefully not only encourage new membership but also provide graduate students an opportunity to learn outside of the classroom and internship site by placing them in a networking environment with like-minded professionals.
Graduate students who wish to apply for the Imagine Grant will have the option to choose a full-conference registration or a single-day registration (Wednesday or Thursday). However, for students interested in the single-day registration, there may be more benefit to attend Wednesday. Highlights include a session entitled “They Didn’t Teach That in Grad School: An Introduction to College Counseling,” the First-Timers Luncheon, and a Graduate Student Reception hosted by Todd Burrell. Additionally, the Mentorship Committee encourages all conference attendees who do not have dinner plans to join them at The Ram on Wednesday evening. Complete schedule and session listings
The deadline to apply for this new grant is Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Click here to submit your application. Please reach out to any graduate students you know to take advantage of this great opportunity to connect!
Highland Park High School
Mentorship Committee and Conference First Timers Committee Co-Chair