- Nov 26, 2018
- Psychology Student
Thank you for the advice! I've been looking up conferences and I think I'm going to apply to present a poster at this year's Association for Psychological Sciences. The other conference that I planned to attend was ABRCMS. I'm not sure if that counts as a national conference. Before then I'll talk to my mentors about their connections to the institutions that I wish to attend and hopefully, they'll be able to attend APS with me.More research experience and/or products would be ideal. A publication or a presentation at a national conference would be nice to have on your CV. Local/regional conferences are fine but national-level presentations are viewed more favorably. However, I see no reason not to apply this fall, assuming you do well on the GRE and can secure strong letters of recommendation. Questions:
1. Would it be feasible in the meantime to submit an abstract to a national conference that people in your field regularly attend?
2. Does your mentor know anyone at these institutions, or elsewhere? If so, could they facilitate an introduction (eg, at a conference)?
I'm also going to make contact with professors where I'm thinking of applying and set up interviews with them before the application period begins. It might be expensive traveling to different universities meeting people, but I think it'll be worth it.