Student Opportunities at SAS Global Forum 2017

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It’s that time of year again, universities and colleges are gearing up for the 2016-17 academic year, football is starting another season, and the call for papers at SAS Global Forum is open!  SAS Global Forum happens every year, and is the largest gathering of SAS users.  In 2017, the conference will be held in Orlando, FL at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort April 2-5.

SAS Global Forum is a great place to network with other SAS users from around the world, see the different industries where SAS is used, and find out more about the latest and greatest in SAS technologies. Once again, there will be some awesome opportunities for students and faculty to attend.

Student Ambassador Program

The Student Ambassador Program is designed to support students who are using SAS in innovative ways in their respective fields.  Students can submit an abstract to present at SAS Global Forum as part of this program.  Select students will receive an award package which covers flight and hotel expenses, as well as conference registration fees and a pre-conference tutorial.

The Student Ambassador application is now open:

  1. Submit your abstract to SAS Global Forum
    1. Deadline to submit – October 3, 2016
  2. Submit your Student Ambassador Application
    1. Deadline to submit – October 3, 2016

Student Scholarship Program

Not ready to present or submit an abstract, but still want to attend SAS Global Forum? This is a great scholarship opportunity! The Student Scholarship Program is designed for students who aren’t ready to present yet, or want to attend without having to submit a paper. Student Scholarship Winners will receive conference registration fees, a meal plan, and a free preconference tutorial. Travel and hotel costs are not included in this scholarship.

The Student Scholarship application process is now open:

  1. Submit your Student Scholarship Application
    1. Deadline to submit – January 13, 2017

Faculty Scholarship Program

Faculty, you are at the forefront of developing future SAS users, and this conference is the perfect place where academia and industry come together. The Faculty Scholarship Program allows you to attend the conference for free and receive a free pre-conference tutorial. Conference meals are also included. Travel and hotel costs are not included in this scholarship.

The Faculty Scholarship application process is now open:

  1. Submit your Faculty Scholarship Application
    1. Deadline to submit – January 13, 2017

Whether you are an experienced SAS user, or a beginner, SAS Global Forum has something for everyone! So students, start working on those abstracts, because who knows, you could be the next SAS Student Ambassador!

 

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Jenna Green

Sr Associate Training Operations Specialist

Jenna Green is part of the Global Academic Program in SAS’ Education Division where she manages the Student Programs. She works with college and university students looking to attend SAS Global Forum and other user conferences to have the opportunity to present their research to fellow peers. She also works with high schools in the local area to highlight the importance of STEM.

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