TAGA Student Program and Social Events
The following events are organized specifically for the students in attendance at the TAGA Annual Technical Conference. These events are an opportunity for students from the various colleges and universities to network and share their collective experiences in TAGA. All members of the student chapters are expected and encouraged to attend.
TAGA Student Dinner Meeting
This dinner program is held on Monday evening after the conclusion of the Technical Focus session. This session brings together all of the schools at the conference and gives the students a chance to mingle with ach other as well as network with industry leaders and TAGA board members who will help to guide them in career development and how to get the most out of their TAGA membership. The Dinner meeting also serves as the annual all-chapter business meeting to discuss current and future student initiatives. All attendees of the TAGA Annual Technical Conference are encouraged to participate in the following events that allow the TAGA Student Chapters to network with industry leaders in attendance at the conference.
TAGA Student Publication Competition*
Several of the active TAGA Student Chapters put a considerable amount of time and energy into producing a high-quality student publication to showcase their technical papers. The level of quality in the design and production of these publications is a testament to the quality of education at these fine colleges and universities. All attendees of the TAGA Annual Technical Conference are encouraged to take home copies of each student chapter’s publication. Student Publications will be judged by the TAGA Board of Directors for a Grand Prize Award (The Helmut Kipphan Cup) and several Special Recognition Awards to be announced at the Awards Banquet. In addition, all ATC attendees are encouraged to submit their vote for the “Attendee Choice Award.”
*Student chapters—please visit the Student Competitions page for judging guidelines and submission deadlines.
TAGA Student and Industry Networking
The TAGA Annual Technical Conference is an excellent networking environment for both students and companies alike. Whether looking for possible internships or hiring after graduation, take this opportunity to make new industry contacts. Students, bring your resumes with you to the TAGA conference. Hiring companies, please bring job descriptions or contact information for the students. A bulletin board will be available for students looking for jobs as well as a chance for companies to post current job openings.