Student Opportunities

Annual Conference Opportunities

All AACS 2021 Conference Applications are now closed

Client-Problem Solving Competition

Are you interested in using your sociological knowledge & skills to help solve a real-world problem for a not-for-profit client? If yes, sign up with a team of your friends to compete in our Client Problem Solving Competition! A plaque naming the winning team will be sent to their school.

Student Paper Competition

A panel of judges will review all submissions/presentations and prizes will be awarded to top works. The winner will receive a $100 prize, free annual membership, and mentorship to help get a paper published in the Journal and Applied Social Science.

Student Poster Competition

The poster competition is ideal for undergraduate or graduate students looking to share their applied, clinical, or public sociology-related research projects with a diverse community of sociology professionals. This is an opportunity to have dynamic and engaging conversations about your past or current sociological investigations and discoveries.

3-Minute Thesis Competition

Share your work with like minds while developing skills that bridge the gap between sociological knowledge and practice. Completed or in progress papers are accepted. A prize is given to the winner at the AACS Annual Meeting.

Professional Development Certificate

Would you like to improve your Curriculum Vitae/ Resume while learning some valuable skills? Apply for our Professional Development Certificate and attend a minimum of 3 Professional Development workshops and 3 conference sessions that apply to your own professional interests.

Student Presider

Participate in the Annual Conference by becoming a student presider.

Conference Submissions and Applications

Are now closed

General AACS Opportunities


Join the AACS Mentorship Program. Mentors provide guidance related to graduate school preparation and applications; career development and practice opportunities; development of research interests, and more. Mentees learn practicing sociologists who are willing to share their experiences with others and provide any guidance sought by their mentee. Learn more about the AACS Mentorship Program

Join an AACS Committee

Provide a voice in our AACS leadership. We offer opportunities in student, professional development, membership, marketing, and elections.