Have you recently started a career and are using SAS?


The Junior Professional Program is a program offered at many of the SAS regional users group conferences that is designed to help support professionals who have started their career and are using SAS as part of their work.  Conferences are a great source of professional development.  Many companies have limited budgets for professional development, so it’s often the more senior level employees who are sponsored by their companies to attend and present at these types of events. The Junior Professional Program is designed to support the junior level professional, one who has been in their role and using SAS for less than 3 years.

NESUG 2012

NESUG Conference 2012

The NESUG conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel,   November 11-14, 2012.  This conference provides a great opportunity to learn some of the newest tips and techniques that you can immediately apply on the job.  There are sessions for all experience levels and lots of social events so you can share and learn from other SAS users.  There is still time to apply for the NESUG Junior Professional Grant  to attend this year’s conference.  The application deadline has been extended to May 30, so apply today for this great opportunity.

If you are still in school and haven’t started your career just yet, there’s a program for you as well.  NESUG is also offering a Student Scholarship Program   to attend the conference.  The application deadline has been extended to May 30 so apply today.  This is a great conference to learn some new SAS techniques and to build out your network of contacts in industries looking to hire those with SAS skills.


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Julie Petlick

SAS Student Programs Manager

Julie Petlick works in the SAS Education Division as part of the Global Academic Program team. Julie is responsible for the SAS Student Program and is dedicated to supporting teaching and learning.

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  1. Robin Jeffries on

    I'm a recent student scholarship winner for the PharmaSUG in SF next week. I'm really happy these opportunities are out there for us. This will be my first SAS conference and already my schedule is booked.

    • Julie Petlick
      Julie Petlick on

      Robin, It was great meeting you at PharmaSUG. I enjoyed getting to know you, hearing about your studies, and appreciate your insights into additional topics that would be of interest to students. Take care and hope to see you at another conference.

  2. Hi! How will win a scholarship or get support for my career, i wanted to start actuarial science undergraduate in january but had inadequate funds so i deferred. Am a Kenyan and i got admission letter to Chepkoilel University College in Kenya. Please inform me.

    • Julie Petlick
      Julie Petlick on

      Hi Anam. SAS offers several opportunities to help students attend conferences to learn from others and share their work. The scholarships offered are conference scholarships which are a bit different than scholarship funds for paying college fees. If you are interested in a conference scholarship, this site has several opportunities listed (http://support.sas.com/learn/ap/student/index.html#t3). Good luck with your studies in actuarial science.

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