September 12, 2023 Students Alumni Networking Event Guided Interest Groups Mentor–Protégé Matching Speed Mentoring Event Share this page: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email By Kevin Jackson HPC is a complex and nuanced field that can be daunting for new students trying to find that place where they belong. To help ease such transitions, the Students@SC program hosts a variety of events where students meet experienced alumni and mentors to learn more about the exciting field of supercomputing. Here are some of the exciting Students@SC events coming up in Denver, with the information students need to sign up and move ahead on their HPC journey. “Don’t Miss” Events for Students alumni networking event The Alumni Networking Event aims to help students make the connections they need to be successful in their future careers. Over a complimentary lunch on Tuesday, November 14 from noon-1:30 PM, students can meet new and former members of the Students@SC program as they create the lifelong connections that make HPC (and the SC Conference) such a tight-knit community. This event is open to all members of the SC23 Student Program, including Student Volunteers, Student Cluster Competition, HPC Immersion, Broader Engagement, and HPC for Undergraduates, as well as alumni of these programs. There is no deadline to apply to attend the Alumni Networking Event, and registrations will be accepted until the event has reached capacity. Speed Mentoring event Co-sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Students@SC, the Speed Mentoring Event is for students who want to get into the exciting field of HPC. The goal is to connect students with experienced mentors from academia, industry, and national laboratories who can share real-world advice on how to advance their careers—all in 10- to 15-minute meet-up “bursts.” On Wednesday, November 15 from noon-1:30 PM, students will participate in a series of mentorship activities, including timed discussions with mentors, which will include questions from students. Lunch will be provided. Any student who would like to participate in this unique speed mentoring event must register to reserve a seat. Mentor–Protégé Matching Mentor-Protégé Matching places students with experienced mentors who can guide them through the entire SC23 experience. Mentor-Protégé “matches” are based on multiple factors, including research interests, career goals, long-term plans, and general interests. Information gleaned from the protégé survey and mentor survey facilitates these matches. As such, any students or mentors interested in the program must complete their respective survey before Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Guided Interest Groups Guided Interest Groups (GIGs) are community learning experiences where students shepherd participants through the SC Technical Program. Participating students must attend sessions chosen by the GIG leaders, as well as short pre- and post-session discussions facilitated by the leader. A GIG kickoff meeting and social event will be held on Sunday, November 12 at 5:30 PM. Once students have registered and received registration confirmation for a specific GIG, they will be put in contact with the GIG leader. The leaders will send all meeting invitations directly to the GIG participants. For SC23, GIGs likely will span a variety of HPC topics, including performance analysis and optimization, machine learning, parallel architectures, graph applications, sustainable computing, and software tools. More details and a sign-up link will be posted on the GIG webpage by Sunday, October 11, 2023.