AIS Continues Support of Doctoral Consortia
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Posted by: Brook Pritchett
Conference season provides a unique opportunity for doctoral students to hone their skills and help to plan for their futures in the field of information systems through the doctoral consortium. Hosted at all four AIS conferences, the program has long served as a tool for emerging leaders to gain their footing in the field.
Run by volunteers, the doctoral consortium provides networking opportunities for students with peers and faculty, helps students strategize about their research, teaching and career plans, and prepares students for the job market.
AIS has a long tradition of supporting the doctoral consortiums at ICIS, AMCIS, PACIS and ECIS through volunteer and financial efforts. The Doctoral Consortium at ICIS has existed since the 1980s and has provided students who are doing their doctoral dissertations with the chance to present and obtain comments on their research, hear about the work of their peers at other universities, and gain an understanding of what academic and research careers are all about. It also offers students opportunities to make new friendships with other students and leading faculty from around the globe.
At ECIS and PACIS, the doctoral consortium is held prior to the start of the full conference and is sponsored by AIS to lead and promote excellence in information systems scholarship and education.
“AIS is very excited to be able to financially sponsor the doctoral consortium at both PACIS and ECIS again this year,” said AIS President Matti Rossi. “Our goal is to support individuals in information systems throughout their professional careers and we really start with the doctoral consortium and help those students forge a path of future service in IS.”
For more information about the doctoral consortium program and how to participate or volunteer, please visit the AIS website.