Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

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Panel #524
Professional Development Series: Going Beyond Academia: How to Be an Effective Student
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
9:00 AM–10:20 AM
North 121 BC
Area: EDC; Domain: Theory
Chair: Alyson K Padgett (California State University, Fresno)
MARIANNE L. JACKSON (California State Unversity, Fresno)
GINA GREEN (San Diego State University)
SIGRID S. GLENN (University of North Texas)
MARK P. ALAVOSIUS (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: The purpose of the Professional Development Series “Going Beyond Academia: How to Be an Effective Student” is to disseminate what the field of behavior analysis has to offer current students while they are still in school and encourage them to get involved. The panel will discuss how to seek out opportunities at the program level as well as the state, national, and international levels. It will cover topics from how to get to know your professors and their areas of interest, to programs currently active on the international level. Identifying an instructor, ascertaining projects and research of interest, and getting involved is no easy task, but the new and challenging opportunities will both strengthen a student’s background in behavior analysis, and allow students to better market themselves to potential graduate schools and employers. These topics will be addressed in this discussion and provide insight for the student on tackling these challenges and becoming an effective student beyond academia.



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