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Fees / Compensation
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The meeting registration fee will not be required in advance, however we do require a credit card. Registration fees will only be incurred after the meeting if you should not work the required 10 hours. Hence, the request for a credit card number in advance. The registration fee cannot be pro-rated for those working less than 10 hours.

Should you work 15 or more hours, in addition to receiving a free registration, you will also receive an Abstracts with Programs volume.

GSA will pay volunteers a stipend of $25 for each five (5) hours worked at the Annual Meeting. Due to IRS regulations, the stipend cannot be pro-rated. GSA will pay volunteers a stipend of $25 for each five (5) hours worked at the Annual Meeting. United States residents will still need to provide GSA with a Social Security number.

Minimum Work Requirements
# Hours Worked Complimentary Items Stipend
Less than 10 hours   Stipend of $25 for every 5 hours worked
10 to 14.75 hours Complimentary Meeting Registration Stipend of $25 for every 5 hours worked
15 hours or more Complimentary Meeting Registration and Abstracts with Programs volume Stipend of $25 for every 5 hours worked

Work Assignments
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Student Technical Session Presentation Coordinators MUST attend a Presentation Coordinators Training Session prior to the technical session where they will serve as Presentation Coordinators. Alternates are strongly encouraged to also attend one of the Training Sessions. The Training Sessions will be held Saturday through Monday from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. Be sure to indicate on the Work Schedule form the training session you wish to attend. Attendance at one (1) Training Session will be credited toward the 5 hours necessary to earn a stipend.

Please view the Job Descriptions to help make your selections. It is possible to work some or all of your hours before the official start of the meeting, enabling you to attend the meeting at your leisure. To accommodate everyone who wants to participate as a student volunteer, and earn a complimentary meeting regi05-Oct-2006-->re than 20 work hours as their schedule allows.

Specific schedules are listed with each work assignment. You must work the full shift as listed for each position. Many positions have been broken down into 3 and 4 hour shifts so it is possible to work multiple shifts on the same day. Please be sure to allow yourself ample time for lunch, breaks, to attend sessions and to get from one assignment to another.


Badge Pick-Up / Check-In
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It is imperative that you check in and pick up your badge at the Student Volunteer Office, Pennsylvania Convention Center, UPON ARRIVAL IN Philadelphia. The Student Volunteer Office hours are provided on the Student Volunteer home page.

Students who do not check-in and miss their first assignment may have all remaining assignments given to other students at the discretion of the Student Volunteer Coordinator.

It is imperative that you also check in with the Student Volunteer Office prior to going to each work assignment. If you have any change in plans that will cause you to miss your assignment, please contact Mollie VanOtterloo at +1-303-357-1060, .


Dress
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We recommend that people signed up for set up and tear down wear clean work clothes. For all other assignments, please dress neatly. This is a good opportunity for you to present yourself in a professional manner when meeting potential employers and colleagues.

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