WVPA works hard to encourage involvement by students. Student volunteers are highly visible at every conference, student membership is inexpensive (just $35 per year), and WVPA student members can attend workshops for deeply reduced fees!  Our student research poster sessions are terrific opportunities for students to present research projects in a supportive, non-threatening environment. Student issues are represented by an elected student representative position on the West Virginia Psychological Association Board of Directors.

The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) builds a better future for psychology by serving as a united voice to enrich and advocate for graduate student development. APAGS aspires to achieve the highest quality graduate training experience for the next generation of scientific innovators, expert practitioners and visionary leaders in psychology.

APAGS is the voice of student concerns within the APA. APAGS develops, endorses and disseminates information to students about relevant education and training issues, legislative positions and developments, and future directions or changes in the field, through printed resources and the website; and APAGS creates and supports opportunities for students in the form of scholarships and awards, association advocacy work and a host of professional development activities.

For graduate students in psychology, becoming a student affiliate of APA automatically enrolls you as a member of APAGS. For more information about APAGS, please visit the website at http://www.apa.org/apags/index.aspx.”

The National Health Services Corps has created a new Job Site at nhscjobs@hrsa.gov. This site lists job openings and contact information. Health Service Psychologists are eligible for student loan forgiveness programs and other benefits.

For other student resources, please follow this link: http://www.apa.org/about/students.aspx.

WVPA members have a voice in the shaping of future psychologists, so join WVPA and let your voice be heard!

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