Client Problem-Solving Competition Announcement

We are accepting applications for the student Client Problem-Solving Competition (CPSC)! The CPSC will run concurrently with Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology annual conference held October 5th-7th in Cleveland, OH. The CPSC provides students with a meaningful way to exercise their sociological skills by responding to a problem posed by a local community organization.

Students work in teams to find solutions to the problem and present their solutions on the last day of the conference before an audience of conference attendees. Teams will be made up of 2 to 4 students with a faculty sponsor. Undergraduate and graduate student teams may enter but not on the same team and will not compete against each other at the conference.

Sociologists working in applied sociology judge the solutions and choose a CPSC winner, and the client representative chooses a “Client’s Choice.” The winning team’s department will receive a plaque and the team receives a cash award. All students participating in the competition receive a certificate of participation. This is a networking opportunity for budding sociologists and provides students a professional experience they can include on their resumes.

Interested faculty sponsors should contact Miriam Boeri at mboeri@bentley.edu

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