Are you a graduate student who would like to present at the GPS! Graduate Professional Symposium?  

This year’s theme is Navigating Your Student Affairs Career Path and we are looking for grad students to present on topics important to you as you balance your assistantship, job search, professional development and work towards transitioning to a full-time position… all while completing your education!

If you have a proposal and want to collaborate, let us help connect you with another amazing professional!  Collaboration on program proposals are amazing resume builders and create opportunity for:

  • Expanding your professional network
  • Team building and collaboration
  • Opportunities to develop a mentor/mentee relationships

Important Dates

Call for Proposals OpenOctober 1  – December 2, 2019
Proposal Status NotificationFriday, December 13, 2019
Acceptance Confirmations DueFriday, December 27, 2019
Presenters Registration DeadlineFriday, January 15, 2020

Submit Your GPS! Proposal Here

Proposal Tips and Guidelines

Sessions will be 45 minutes in length.  Successful presenters:

  • have first-hand experience with their topic and understand their audience
  • provide practical application and focused information
  • engage attendees and align with the theme of the conference
  • present effective strategies focused on one or more special populations or other underrepresented groups.
  • use ACPA  inclusive language guidelines for proposals

Questions about collaborating? Please contact Lindsay Smith lindsay.smith@wgu.edu prior to submitting your proposal.  If you are ready to collaborate, follow the prompts in the proposal.

ACPA/CPAK members of color, trans members, women, members with differing disability and ability statuses, and members with other minoritized or silenced identities are encouraged to submit program proposals for the 2020 CPAK Conference.