Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply as volunteers to help with the administration of the SC09 conference. Student Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about, and discuss, the latest high performance computing and networking technologies while meeting and interacting with leading researchers from around the world. In exchange for their efforts contributing to the success of SC09, students will receive complimentary conference registration, housing (for out-of-town volunteers) and most meals.
This is an exciting volunteer opportunity. Those selected as volunteers will be welcome to attend a job fair of companies, labs, universities, and other entities to show off their expertise and interests.
- SC09 Student Job Fair A face-to-face networking event will enable students to meet with potential employers from any organization that is an SC09 Exhibitor. A copy of a resume book will be compiled on all participating students.
- Many Student Volunteers, are experiencing SC for the first time, which is an exciting but sometimes overwhelming experience. To help volunteers make the most of their experience, the Mentor/Protégé Program hopes to match each participant (protégé) with a mentor who has attended SC before and who is willing to share their experiences. Matches will be made on the basis of similar technical backgrounds and interests.
Volunteers are expected to be available for 4-5 hours of work per day during the week of the conference. No special skills or experience are necessary for most volunteer positions; however, some familiarity with computing platforms, audio/visual equipment, or office equipment can be helpful.
Student Volunteer applications are due August 31, 2009. Successful applications will be notified of their acceptance by September 11, 2009. To apply, visit the SC09 Submissions Website.