|2021 DSI PhD Student Consortium
Tuesday, November 16
(Working draft as of April 12, 2021. Subject to change.)
DSI will host a PhD student consortium with the goal of starting a discussion regarding the transition from student to a tenure-track academic position. The goal is to share knowledge regarding how to land your dream job, research expectations and managing your pipeline post-dissertation, and teaching responsibilities and tips.
The consortium will include four 70-minute sessions geared towards enabling conversations. The consortium will be held in a virtual format. Registration for the consortium will be required and is not included as part of the 2021 Annual Conference registration. Attendance is free to all DSI members.
Workshop 1: How to Navigate the Job Market – led by Adrian Choo
The academic job market preparation often begins in the final year of the PhD program. What to expect and how to prepare for this important part of your PhD journey? The workshop will have a panel discussion format with panelists sharing their personal experience and advice for PhD students. We will invite panelists who recently found tenure-track jobs at various universities. The workshop will explore questions covering the basic processes of the academic job search such as where to apply, applications, selection process, campus visits, and others. We will also have time for students to ask questions during the panel discussion.
Workshop 2: Developing a Successful Research Program – led by Aravind Chandrasekaran
Successful academic researchers have a portfolio approach when managing their research programs. In this session, we will look at how researchers at various stages of their career are managing their research programs. We will look at some of the best practices in terms of engaging with practice, data collection strategies, killing bad projects, responding successfully to reviewer comments as well as building on existing programs to have a successful career as an academic scholar. Finally, we will also discuss the strategies to avoid in the early stages of your academic career.
Workshop 3: Effective and Efficient Teaching – led by Stephanie Eckerd
During this session, a panel of experienced faculty will discuss topics intended to accelerate the learning curve on teaching activities for new faculty. We will address techniques for achieving success in the classroom (whether it be in-person or virtual), and – importantly – how to leverage resources to make the task as efficient as possible. We will offer practical advice on managing course loads and preparations, and what to consider before and after taking that first job.
Workshop 4: Meet the Department Editors – led by Katie Wowak
This session will feature Department Editors and Senior Editors at leading OM journals who will offer insights about what they look for in reviews, how to avoid common reviewing mistakes, and how to eventually obtain editorial board memberships. The session will begin with short presentations from our distinguished invited panel and will then transition to breakout sessions where participants can network and ask questions in a smaller group.