Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization

Since 1960, GSA's Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization (ESPO) has provided students with opportunities to be actively involved in the field of gerontology. ESPO members — who make up about one-quarter of GSA — enjoy full Society membership benefits and privileges at significant discounts. When you become a student or transitional member of GSA, you automatically become an ESPO member! Want to get involved in ESPO? E-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Advance your career and the profession

Build your professional network

  • Connect with experts in the field of aging at the Annual Scientific Meeting. ESPO organizes numerous activities:
    • Symposia (Presidential and section-specific)
    • ESPO Community Breakfast meeting
    • Evening Networking Event
    • Informal Chats focused on careers and professional development
  • Communicate with members through the online community, GSA Connect.
    • The dedicated ESPO community includes a library of resources dedicated to emerging scholars
  • Form mentoring relationships to learn useful insights and develop a support system as a mentee.

Stay up to date

  • Attend the ESPO Professional Development webinar series
  • Receive the dedicated ESPO section of the GSA monthly newsletter, Gerontology News and the quarterly ESPO section e-newsletter

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