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​Office of Private Sector Relations​ (OPSR)

Industry.pngThe APS Office of Private Sector Relations (OPSR) optimizes industry interactions within APS and strengthens advocacy for science-based public policy. OPSR serves as a board within APS,  to increase industry and government voices within the organization reaching members, students and postdocs interested in careers and experiences with these segments. ​

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OPSR Private Sector and Government Institutions Tour

The Private Sector and Government Institutions Tour happens once every three years. This tour is open to graduate students and post-docs who are interested in understanding how organizations in the private sector and government operate, and the types of career opportunities that are available. The next 3-day tour will be in 2022​. This tour will be focused in the Midwest: Indiana, Missouri, and Illinois​. You can find the schedule and register to attend here!​ 

OPSR Plant Pathology Experiential Awards (with support from APS Foundation)​

In collaboration with the APS Foundation, OPSR offers two, annual experiential awards: individual and department​al. The individual e​xperiential award is given to (1) individual to receive a short-term learning experience with a non-academic institution. The departmental experiential award is given to a deserving department to support an on-site visit to 2+ non-academic organizations to create and increase awareness of business operations and potential career opportunities. The Plant Pathology Experiential Award is made possible​ by the APS Foundation and OPSR. 

2022 Department Recipient

Association of Plant Pathology Scholars (APPS) from the University of Kentucky

Previous Awardees

Learn about Louisiana State University's experience in this video:​

 2015 Departmental Awardees — Louisiana State University