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Students@SC Embraces Virtual Format and Announces Student Programming at SC20

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Students@SC is a platform for students to learn, connect, and grow professionally at the SC conference. The Students@SC cohorts (Student Volunteers, Student Cluster Competition, HPC Immersion, Computing4Change) will all be executed in a fully virtual manner. Students@SC will also be hosting a variety of additional events specifically targeting students!

Students@SC Sessions

Students@SC will host sessions on the SC virtual event platform and via additional external meeting platforms during the day. Recordings will be made available soon after each of the live events. Information on how to join all these events will be clearly displayed on the Students@SC page in the virtual event platform. In addition to the events below, the Students@SC channel will also host SCC Talks, Student Lightning Talks, and Students@SC Alumni Presentations.

Week 1

Monday, November 9

  • 10 am: Careers in HPC Panel
  • 1 pm: Emerging Technologies Panel

Tuesday, November 10

  • 10 am: Thinking in Parallel
  • 1 pm: Evolution of a Project

Wednesday, November 11

  • 10 am: Managing Interactions

Thursday, November 12

  • 10 am & 7 pm: Perfecting Your Elevator Speech and Growing Your Professional Network Workshop
  • 12:30 pm & 9:30 pm: Resume Workshop

Week 2

Tuesday, November 17

  • 11 am: Funding & Disseminating Research

Wednesday, November 18

  • 11 am: Overcoming Struggles & Hurdles in Your Career Pathway

Thursday, November 19

  • 11 am: Dealing with Microaggressions Panel


SC20 will host two mentoring programs for all conference attendees. You must sign up for these programs by November 2.

Mentor–Protégé Matching

Students and early career professionals are matched with a mentor who provides personal insight into their career trajectory and the ins and outs of the HPC world – ultimately establish a lasting mentoring connection.

Speed Mentoring

Get to know your fellow attendees in a fast-paced speed mentoring session open to all conference attendees.

Job Fair

Available now and running through January 15, 2021, SC is inviting attendees of all skill levels (students, post-docs, and professionals) to participate in the Job Fair. As applications and résumés submitted will be provided to recruiting organizations, submit your résumé today and help recruiting organizations find you. Employers will be posting their job listings through January. Search the job postings by skill level, area of interest, and more.

Résumé Workshops

SC20 will be providing two virtual résumé workshops during the conference. During these sessions, industry and academic leaders are being asked to provide one-on-one feedback on résumés. These sessions will be held right after each instance of the Perfecting Your Elevator Speech and Growing Your Professional Network Workshop.

To participate in the Résumé Workshops, you must:

Webinars & Session Videos

For the latest Students@SC webinars and additional student content, visit the Students@SC playlist on the SC Conference Series YouTube channel. Recorded sessions and student interviews will be published there as well.

Dr. Christine E. Harvey
SC20 Students@SC Chair

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