As tomorrow’s leaders, students are a very important segment of MSSA’s membership. MSSA’s Annual Training Conference and Expo is a great place for students to network with professionals and make real world connections with what they are learning in their coursework. By attending the conference students have access to over 130 breakout sessions that will take their education to the next level by learning about both current and emerging practices. The exhibit hall is a great place to network and learn about 200+ health and human service providers who attend our conference as exhibitors.


SHARE

New Student Showcase Presentations

The Student Showcase is a new opportunity for students to share their research and knowledge. Students who have been working on a project, thesis, or dissertation are invited to submit a proposal for inclusion in our educational program sessions.  The top 3 student proposals will be selected to present in a paper format (20-minute presentation, 5-10 minutes for questions with 3 presentations in a 90 minute session). Contact Sharon to submit a student presentation proposal. Extended Deadline: Thursday, January 31

 

DISCOVER

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, MSSA offers $4,500 in scholarships for students enrolled in a health and human service related major or program.

John Moline Scholarships—Two John Moline scholarships are given in the amount of $1,000 each to undergraduate students.

Diversity Scholarship—A diversity scholarship is available in the amount of $1,000.

Graduate Scholarship—A graduate scholarship is available in the amount of $1,500.

LEARN

Annual Training Conference and Expo

Each year MSSA’s Annual Training Conference and Expo brings more than 3,000 health and human service professionals and providers together to learn and network. To ease the transition from life as a student to that of a professional, MSSA provides a special Student Lunch event during the conference to help students learn more about the benefits of MSSA and connect with other student members, as well as MSSA Leadership and Staff. 

Free Student MSSA Membership 

MSSA offers free memberships and discounted conference registration rates to students. All full-time students in a health and human service degree program are encouraged to take advantage of free student memberships. Student membership is valid until one year after graduation.


LAUNCH 

Health and Human Service Employment Opportunities

For MSSA Students Members who are ready to transition into the workforce, MSSA provides easy access to hundreds of health and human service related job openings across the state.

NETWORK

Free Student Lunch

Student members are invited to join MSSA staff, board members, and committee members for lunch during MSSA's Annual Conference and Expo on either March 20 or March 21. In addition to pizza and soda/water, you will have an opportunity to learn more about MSSA member benefits such as tuition discounts, scholarship opportunities, and health and human service employment opportunities. You'll also be able to network with MSSA's board and leadership. All students who register for MSSA's Annual Conference and Expo will receive a complimentary ticket for one lunch.

Discounted Student Registration 

MSSA offers free memberships and discounted conference registration rates to full-time students in a health and human service degree program. Register for the 2019 MSSA Annual Conference.

ADVOCATE

Public Policy

MSSA has a vibrant, grassroots public policy program that allows our members to guide our public policy agenda and stay on top of legislation as it happens. From student projects to internships, we are interested in working with students on policy issues.