Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Planning to attend the APA National Conference in New Orleans?

Students get a discount of over $40 if you register before February 18th! In addition, you could volunteer at the conference to make the conference FREE to you (minus travel expenses of course). But by joining your graduate student association, UPPSA, some of your travel costs could be reimbursed, making the conference affordable to every starving student out there!

The details:
Volunteer your time at the conference, and earn $100 — the exact amount of the early registration fee for student members. Students volunteer 8 hours at the conference, while networking with practicing planners, working with APA staff, and meeting other students.

Guidelines: Students must be registered for the conference at the time they apply to be a volunteer and must be student members of APA. Volunteers are reimbursed on site upon completion of eight hours of work. You must be available to work the full 8 hours in one shift, but APA reserves the right to schedule multiple shifts should it be necessary. All 8 hour shifts are scheduled to include a one-hour break for lunch, not included in the 8 hour total. If you cannot work your assigned shift, you forfeit the opportunity to volunteer. For more information contact: Julia Krol at jkrol@planning.org

Application Deadline
March 9, 2010

More information can be found on the APA National Conference Web page, here

And as a reminder to new students, you can sign up for UPPSA by submitting the membership form (email the UPPSA Board at uppsainfo@gmail.com for the form) and either turn it in along with a check or money order made out to 'UPPSA' for (a measly) $15 to Ann Barnds (CUPPA room 225) OR bring it to the first UPPSA General Assembly meeting of the semester on January 22nd. (6pm, basement lounge). Then join us afterward for our Transit Oriented Dining and get to know your fellow MUPPS!

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