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PSM News for September 2018

2018 National Conference and Pre-conference Workshop


  • VIEW PROGRAMS. National conference “Enhancing Advocacy for PSM Programs”, Nov. 8-9 and Pre-conference Workshop “Connecting with Students”, November 7.
  • REGISTER NOW.  Extended early bird discount rates in effect until September 30, 2018.


Since January 2018, state representatives have been working to identify priority activities to grow stakeholder awareness of PSMs and to expand the PSM model to all 50 US states. The "Plan" phase of this 2-year campaign ended in August.  Teams have been reformed around the following themes for the "Do" phase taking place over the next 12 months: 

  • Virtual PSM career fair
  • Stakeholder Meeting Tools and Resources
  • Elevator Pitch and Messaging
  • Modeling an effective Regional Partner Network
  • Digital Communication and Collaboration Platform
  • Expanding PSM into new states

We are excited to keep you updated on the next phase of these activities.  Be sure to connect with PSM4RST8 representatives at the national conference and thank them for this important work on behalf of the PSM community!

Coming Soon

"Ask NPSMA" returns on Thursday September 27, 2018, at 3 p.m. EST. TopicShould the GRE be an admissions requirement for PSM Programs? Does your program require it? Next “Ask NPSMA” on Thursday October 18, 2018 (NOTE: DATE CHANGE). TopicPSM 101: What you need to think about in starting a new program. To request a seat to participate in a discussion, email

NPSMA Board of Directors Elections. The Nominating Committee will present a slate of candidates to the NPSMA membership in late September 2018, with electronic voting to take place in early October 2018. Watch your emails for more information. 

Upcoming Deadlines

President's and Board of Directors Awards Nominations. View the Call for Award Nominations Letter and the Award Nomination Form for more details. The nomination deadline is October 15,2018

Items of Interest

Do You Have an Active NSF Award? The PI of an active NSF award may request supplemental funding for one or more graduate students to gain knowledge, skills and experiences that will augment their preparation for a successful long-term career through an internship in a non-academic setting.  

Eligibility includes completion of at least one academic year in their graduate programs (master's or doctoral) and satisfactory progress towards the completion of their degrees.   

More information at

In case you missed it...

PSM Alumni and Graduation Chronicle. The 2018 collection of case studies on some outstanding PSM graduates illustrates the competitive advantages of a PSM degree. Perfect for sharing with prospective students, university leaders and employersREAD NOW!

Help Us Raise the Visibility of the PSM. Attending a business, education, or scientific conference this year? Consider taking the opportunity to provide information about the PSM through a session or table. We can help you put together a presentation or materials. Just write 

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Current Issue: September 2018

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