The LSA recognizes that students are the future of our profession, and organizes numerous programs, services, events, and other benefits to enhance their professional development, make participation in signal events like our Annual Meeting and Lingusitic Institute more affordable, and provide guidance to students throughout their scholarly careers. Benefits restricted to the LSA's student members are listed first.  

Benefits Exclusive to the LSA's Student Members 

Read more about Benefits for All LSA Members, including students.

The following services are available to any student, regardless of LSA membership status: 

Student Resources at the LSA Annual Meeting

  • Career Mixer (with focus on careers beyond academia) hosted by the Linguistics Beyond Academia Special Interest Group
  • Friday evening graduate panel session with a student-specific agenda 
  • Student Lounge with light refreshments, free wifi, and resource materials
  • Expert Sessions on topics such as CV construction, professional self-presentation, applying for grants, and more
  • Pop-Up Mentoring
  • Student Mixer: enjoy a few hours' of R&R with your fellow students at a fun offsite venue, courtesy of the LSA and the Committee for Student Issues and Concerns

Benefits Related to LSA Membership

LSA-sponsored student resources at the LSA's Linguistic Institutes and CoLang

  • Student focus groups and professional development workshops
  • Pop-Up Mentoring
  • Directory of Institute faculty mentors and topics

Other Programs and Services of Special Interest to Students