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Students & Young Professionals

Studenta and Young Professionals page imageSPS offers a variety of resources to its Student, Graduate Student, and Young Professional members, connecting them to career development opportunities, networking events, conference discounts, travel grants, and more. For more information about how your SPS membership can lay the foundation for your professional future, contact Member Communications & Experience Specialist, Jessica Perry.

SPS Student, Graduate Student, and Young Professional Members enjoy:

Student Job Fair and Luncheon

Are you a student or fresh graduate taking your next steps? SPS can help pave the way for your first career move. Student Job Fair and Luncheon, which take place at select SPS flagship conferences, connect SPS students and graduate students with industry representatives to explore job opportunities within their companies. Attendees have the chance to meet with representatives and learn about job openings, while recruiters can meet potential talent and conduct on-site interviews. Past industry participants include Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and more!

SPS Student Job Fair and Luncheon take place in conjunction with SPS flagship conferences. For more information about future Luncheons, please visit our conferences and events calendar.

Need more information? Do you represent a company who has job openings and would like to sponsor and participate? Contact the SPS Student Services Committee.

Student Competitions

SPS Student and Graduate Student Members are eligible to compete in several of the Society’s competitions held throughout the year:

The SP and VIP Cups give SPS Students the opportunity to solve real-life problems using signal processing or video and image processing methods. Rounds of open competition are held before three final teams are selected to present their work and compete for the US$5,000 grand prize at one of the Society’s flagship conferences, ICASSP and ICIP! Full guidelines can be found on each of the competition’s respective websites.

5-MICC is the Society’s new video contest in which teams of students create five-minute videos that highlight and generate excitement about signal processing concepts. The final three teams’ videos will be selected and featured on the ICASSP website, where the ICASSP and signal processing community can vote for their favorites! Those teams will be invited to attend ICASSP to compete for the US$5,000 grand prize. Full contest details can be found on the 5-MICC website.

Want to learn more about SPS Student competitions? Contact the SPS Student Services Committee.

Travel Grants

SPS provides travel grants to student and non-student authors in developing countries on a highly-competitive basis. The grants will be awarded to a limited number of applicants who have a genuine need for support. SPS membership is required at time application. For more information about currently available travel grants and application process and deadlines, please visit the SPS Travel Grants page.

Young Professionals Networking Events

SPS hosts networking events for its young professional members in conjunction with select SPS flagship conferences. Connect with other young professionals and industry professionals to exchange ideas, share resources, and discuss careers and entrepreneurship in a casual setting.

Young Professionals networking events take place in conjunction with SPS conference. To learn more about upcoming events, please visit our conferences and events calendar.

For more resources, visit the SPS Young Professionals page. If you have ideas on how to expand the SPS Young Professionals program, or have questions regarding the above, please contact the SPS Young Professionals Subcommittee.

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