6 Learning Opportunities You Don’t Want to Miss


I just returned from SAS Global Forum, where more than 250 students took advantage of the opportunity to participate in this annual gathering of analytically-minded SAS lovers.

While the learning experiences at SAS Global Forum are bountiful, there are a wealth of opportunities available to students year-round. When I first started drafting this blog post, I wanted to provide you with a nice, round list of the Top 5 learning opportunities for students. But 5 was too few and 10 was too many to get you started (just call me Goldilocks). Six turned out to be just right.

The Top 6 Learning Opportunities You Don’t Want To Miss:

  1. Download free SAS software for learning. SAS® University Edition has been downloaded more than 252,000 times. If you haven’t checked out this learning tool, start here.
  2. Join the SAS Analytics U Community. You’ll find more free learning resources and be able to ask questions of and connect with fellow SAS users. If you have specific interests in data management, analytics or business intelligence, we offer user communities for those, too.
  3. Apply for a scholarship to attend a Regional User Group Meeting this fall. Some Regional User Group student scholarship applications are already available. Student scholarships help offset the costs of attending – a great opportunity for students looking to expand their SAS knowledge and connect with industry representatives. Find details and application deadlines on your region's website:
  4. Present at the Analytics Conference Series. Participate in the Student Poster Contest for a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to attend Analytics 2015 and present your research. This year’s conference will be Oct. 26-27 in Las Vegas.
  5. Subscribe to SAS Blogs. If you’re reading this, you’re in the right spot! Be sure to also check out and subscribe to the SAS Training Post and SAS Users blogs for great tips and case studies.
  6. Start making a plan for SAS Global Forum 2016. If you got a chance to see the 2016 SAS Global Forum Conference Preview with incoming Conference Chair Jennifer Waller, you know next year will be a big one for students. It’s your time to step into the limelight and be recognized for your amazing work using SAS to solve real-world problems. Start thinking now about these options to earn a free ride or free registration to the conference in Las Vegas:

About Author

Erin Robbins

Marketing Specialist

Erin is a Field Marketing Specialist for the Education Industry at SAS, where she promotes SAS software and resources to professors, students and independent learners looking to advance their skills in analytics. She joined SAS in 2014 and has a strong background leading marketing and communications projects from the strategy level to execution and analysis of results. Erin graduated from Emerson College with a MA in Integrated Marketing Communication and North Carolina State University with a BA in Communication. Follow Erin on Twitter @erinWrobbins.

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