Georgia State University
University of Virgina
Arizona State University
The doctoral student corner is a dedicated space for doctoral students attending the conference to orient themselves to the AMCIS experience and to connect 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 2016.
If you have already registered for the conference, but forgot to include the Doctoral Corner ancillary event, you are still welcome to participate. Please drop Jennifer Claggett an email with your interest so we can include you on any pre-conference emails.
Be sure to stop by the corner once you’re in San Diego!
All students are free to relax in the designated doctoral corner space through-out the conference. There are also three activities students may participate in:
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. This year we will be offering a chance for a prize to those buddy groups who take selfies at the doctoral student corner and post to the AIS Twitter account (@AISConnect). Once you sign up for the buddy system, look for our instructions on how to tag yourselves in the buddy assignment emails.
Description: Drop by during the doctoral student corner kick-off and get 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 out to the Bay View Lawn for the conference welcome reception. Snacks and beverages provided for as long as they last.
Networking Break: Talking Effectively about Your Teaching and Research 10:00-10:30am
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 and teaching interests). Various faculty will be participating in the discussions and giving feedback about how to communicate your research.
Networking Break: Life after a PhD Program – How to Stay Current and On Track 3:00-3:30pm
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 to keep current and up-to-date with the field after you have graduated from your program. Various faculty will be around to contribute to the discussion.
Networking Break: The Job Application and Interview Process 10:00-10:30am
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, as well as what institutions look for in a candidate. Various faculty will be around to contribute to the discussion.
Networking Break: Closing Remarks and Scavenger Hunt Drawing 3:00-3:30pm
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 well as your pics of you and your buddy at the Doctoral Student Corner, as we’ll do the big drawing for our prizes. We anticipate giving out American Express gift cards!!