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AMCIS Doctoral Consortium Deadline Extended

Tuesday, April 17, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brook Pritchett

Register by May 7

The AMCIS Doctoral Consortium seeks to help Information Systems doctoral students in the middle part of their doctoral studies (i.e., after their first year of the program) or later part of their doctoral studies (i.e., entering the job market within the next year) to develop an effective career plan based on their personal and professional goals. The consortium has three primary objectives:
1. Provide networking opportunities for students with peers and faculty
2. Help students strategize about their research, teaching and career plans
3. Prepare students for the job market.
The program includes six faculty panels, three for the Senior Doctoral Students and three for the Mid- Stage Doctoral Students track. Panels focus on managing the dissertation and research program, teaching responsibilities and competencies, and career planning. In breakout sessions after each panel, small groups of students will discuss the panel topic with their faculty mentors and fellow students. The intent is for students to apply the panel topic to their personal and professional goals, with input from faculty mentors and peers. We will wrap-up with a discussion of how the lessons might be applied while also achieving an effective work-life balance.

Participant Criteria

The doctoral consortium will be held at the conference hotel on Thursday August 16, 2018. Participation is free for all registered AMCIS attendees. Students wishing to participate in the AMCIS 2018 Doctoral Consortium should:
1. Be studying Information Systems (or related discipline) and plan to address an Information Systems-related topic for their dissertation.
2. Have completed the first year of their doctoral program. The AMCIS 2018 DC is more inclusive than previous years where the AMCIS consortium was focused on PhD students entering the job market. PhD students in the mid-stage of their program (typically after year 1 but before dissertation) and senior stage (typically during dissertation) of their doctoral studies are encouraged to apply.
For more information on the application process, and to apply, please visit the AMCIS website.

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