Five-Minute Project (5MP) Presentation Competition:
5MP at 2022 NPSMA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA (Nov 4, 2022)
The NPSMA is looking forward to a return of the live, Five-Minute Project (5MP) Presentation Competition at our annual conference in San Diego, CA on November 4th. The format allows students and recent graduates to craft a five-minute presentation describing their experiential work completed as part of their PSM program. This includes work completed as a capstone project, internship, or another professional experience project. Please consider entering your current or recently graduated students (Fall 2021, Spring or Summer 2022) who have completed their capstone project/internship for this exciting inaugural event!
What is 5MP?
The Five-Minute Project (5MP) Presentation provides an opportunity for students or recent graduates in PSM programs to effectively explain their capstone project or internship in a face-to-face presentation using non-technical language to an intelligent, but non-specialist, audience in a total of five minutes. Students have to make a concise but compelling presentation about their capstone project/internship completed as part of their PSM program, the reasons why they choose to complete their specific project, and the relevance and application of the project outcomes to their own goals as well as the goals of the organization. Students are also encouraged to highlight aspects of their PSM training and link it to their project during their presentation.
This program is similar to well-established programs across the globe such as Ignite Purpose, 3 Minute-Thesis (3MT®), or Pecha Kucha which are all designed to help individuals present their work or research in a short and concise manner that keeps their audience engaged, fosters communication skills and effectively describes their work using non-technical terms.
PSM student/graduate participants at 5MP will enhance their communication and presentation skills (valuable PLUS skills) that could help garner financial support for future projects and initiatives. 5MP presentations will showcase the breadth and diversity of projects and experiences completed by PSM students globally. PSM program directors will gain increased awareness of the variety of projects that exist as well as the diversity, uniqueness, and quality of projects.
The Institution must be a member of NPSMA. To become a member visit: https://npsma.org/join/academic-membership
Current students of member PSM programs or recent graduates (graduated in Fall 2021, Spring 2022 or Summer 2022) who have completed their capstone project/internship are eligible to participate. Each institution may submit abstracts for no more than two participants per institution. If the presenter was part of a team project, please choose one of the members of the team to make the presentation on behalf of the team.
5MP Competition Rules
The 5MP presenters will adhere to the following rules to format their presentation and present their information:
Directors, coordinators, or faculty of PSM-affiliated programs can submit the following information to the session moderator, Amber Bloechle (firstname.lastname@example.org), via email:
We look forward to hearing from your programs and receiving submissions on your wonderful students or recent graduates!
For more information or questions, please contact Amber Bloechle (email@example.com).