Doctoral Student Corner
When: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – See Schedule of Events Below for More Information
Where: Caribbean Ballroom - East Foyer, across from Salon 1
Jennifer Claggett, University of Virginia
Michael Frutiger, Arizona State University
Chris Maurer, University of Tampa
Student Ambassador: Carolina Salge, University of Georgia
The doctoral student corner is a dedicated space for doctoral students attending the conference to orient them to the AMCIS experience and to connect them to others in the field. This space will be available throughout the conference to provide a place for doctoral students to network and relax between conference events. We encourage doctoral students of all levels to register for this free ancillary event when registering for AMCIS 2015.
Students registering for the doctoral corner are free to relax in the designated doctoral corner space through-out the conference. There are also three types of activities they may opt to participate in:
- Buddy system program
- Scavenger hunt (icebreaker game with prizes)
- Networking events during conference refreshment breaks
Students interested in the “buddy-system” program should respond to a survey request emailed to registered students a week or two before the conference starts. Each survey responder will be assigned two student buddies in advance. These buddy groups, made up of fellow doctoral students, are designed to help seed additional networking connections and provide new associates to get to know during conference receptions and meals. There will be additional activities, including a scavenger hunt with prizes and semi-structured round table discussions during networking coffee breaks.
Schedule of Events:
Description: Drop by during the doctoral student corner kick-off and get important information about our activities planned for the conference. If you’re participating in the buddy-system, this is a great place to arrange to meet your buddies. Catch up with old friends and make some new ones before heading next door to the opening reception.
Networking Break: Talking about Your Research Effectively 10:00-10:30
Description: Stop by during your break and participate in some round table discussions or meet other students and fill out your scavenger hunt cards. The suggested round table topic of this break is the importance of a good elevator speech (a.k.a., how to give a meaningful but brief description of your dissertation project). Various faculty will be around to provide feedback.
Networking Break: Building Your Teaching & Research Portfolio 3:00-3:30
Description: Stop by during your break and participate in some round table discussions or meet other students and fill out your scavenger hunt cards. The suggested round table topic of this break is tips and advice for preparing your teaching and research portfolio. It's important to start planning for your job market material, even as a first year student. Various faculty will be around to contribute to the discussion.
Networking Break: The Job Application & Interview Process 10:00-10:30
Description: Stop by during your break and participate in some round table discussions or meet other students and fill out your scavenger hunt cards. The suggested round table topic of this break is how the job application and interview process works when applying to academic positions. Various faculty will be around to contribute to the discussion.
Networking Break: Closing Remarks and Scavenger Hunt Drawing 3:00-3:30
Description: As the doctoral student corner draws to a close, we invite everyone to stop by for the closing remarks. Make sure to get your completed scavenger cards in, as we'll do the big drawing for our prizes. We anticipate giving out several hundred dollars of American Express gift cards!!