As the school year comes to an end, most students are probably looking forward to summer, not November. But come November 13-18, up to 200 undergrads and graduate students will descend on Salt Lake City as Student Volunteers supporting SC16, the premier international conference for high performance computing, networking and data analysis and storage.
As part of the Students@SC program, Student Volunteers play a key role in supporting the overall conference and conference attendees. Undergraduate and graduate student volunteers help with the administration of the conference and have the opportunity to participate in student-oriented activities, including professional development workshops, technical talks by famous researchers and industry leaders, a job fair, exhibits by 350 organizations, as well as develop lasting peer connections.
Student Volunteers from previous SC conferences have cited the experience as a major influence on their careers. Ather Sharif credits the program with spurring him to pursue his Ph.D. at the University of Washington. Will Killian says the program opens up unrivalled opportunities for professional development.
SC16 takes place November 13-18 in Salt Lake City.