A Five-Minute Read About Why Students Need to Go to This Conference. (Don’t Actually Hitchhike)
By Christopher M. Rosett, for SIOP
When my professor told me I should submit my thesis research for acceptance at SIOP last year I was excited to give it a shot. After all, my goal had always been to present my research at a conference, so SIOP seemed the perfect place to start. When the proposal actually got accepted I thought, “Wow. That’s pretty cool… now what?”
As a self-sustaining graduate student, the first thing that hit me was that I really couldn’t even afford to go; the investment was significant for someone on a tight budget. However, both faculty and my parents assured me that the expenditures were worth their weight in gold: “The people you will meet, and the things you will learn will far outweigh anything you spend in the long run,” they said. I decided it was worth it to find the cash.