Doctoral Consortium for Advanced Students

SUBMISSION DUE DATE: MAY 15, 2020

The Doctoral Student Consortium (Advanced) is to help those students who have completed their coursework and comprehensive examination, are working on their dissertation and anticipate entering the job market in the next year to develop and 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 research presentations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions. 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

Students wishing to participate in the Doctoral Consortium program for advanced students at AMCIS 2020 should:

  1. Be studying Information Systems (or related discipline) and plan to address an Information Systems-related topic for their dissertation.
  2. Have passed their comprehensive exams. 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.

Application Process

Consortium co-chairs will review each application. The review process emphasizes applicants’ accomplishments and potential. Multiple students may apply from one school. Diversity of applicants, institutions and countries will be considered in selecting the AMCIS 2020 Doctoral Consortium cohort. Priority will be given to students studying at universities in the AIS Americas region although students from other AIS regions will be included if space is available.

Collate the following materials in one integrated PDF document:

  • Cover sheet (no more than one page) with your name, address, email, year in which you started the program and a 500-word description of your research interests (mid-stage applicants) or dissertation abstract (senior stage applicants)
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor
  • Curriculum vitae

SUBMISSION DUE DATE: MAY 15, 2020

Send your submissions to advanced.consortium@gmail.com