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INFORMS Maryland Message Board › 2014 INFORMS Analytics Conference: Special Program for Students – Nomination

2014 INFORMS Analytics Conference: Special Program for Students – Nominations Requested

Jen L.
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It’s that time again!

The 2014 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research will be held in Boston from March 30 – April 1. INFORMS Professional Colloquium (IPC) is a part of the conference program that is particularly targeted for graduate students aspiring to seek an industry position. The colloquium is a full-day workshop that consists of talks, panel discussions, and role play sessions organized by OR leaders and practitioners from diverse industry segments. The activities in the colloquium are not only designed to help the participants transition into a successful industry career, but is also an excellent networking opportunity where the students can interact with OR leaders and practitioners.

With the conference just two months away, we are inviting the nominations for students to take part in the INFORMS Professional Colloquium. The students selected to attend the colloquium will get a discounted registration to the conference and will be considered for financial assistance to cover the travel and hotel expenses. Please consider recommending a graduate student (Master’s or PhD) from your department who might be interested in attending this colloquium. Click here for more information about the IPC and the nomination process. Also, feel free to forward this email to anyone who might be interested in the program.

Deadline for nominations: February 14, 2014.

Benefits of the IPC:
• Selected participants receive an almost 60% reduction of the conference registration fee to $394.
• Financial aid opportunities – There will financial aid available, but it is very limited. Please check to see if your school or company has funds to help cover travel costs.
• Attendance to all events at the three-day conference.
• Facilitated learning and networking with established researchers.
• Networking with peers to build a future professional network.
• Access to our premier career event, providing connections to employers looking to hire.
• Exploration of the “softer” and higher level skills necessary for success in business and industry.
• Exclusivity – not everyone is accepted. We wish to keep the IPC small, impactful and intimate.

Benefits for Nominating Organizations:
• Increases the visibility of your company or university
• Increases the overall vitality of the profession so we can continue to attract the very best individuals to it.
• Provides young researchers and students with a jump start to a lucrative and enjoyable career.

Questions? Contact Megan Carroll,
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