Doctoral Student Corner

Jessica Pye

Arizona State University

John Correia

Washington State University

When:  Thursday, Friday, Saturday – See Schedule of Events below for More Information

Where:  TBD

Co-Chairs:

Jessica Pye, Arizona State University

John Correia, Washington State University

The doctoral student corner is a dedicated space for doctoral students attending the conference to orient to the ICIS experience and to connect with others in the field. This space will be available throughout the conference as 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 ICIS 2018.

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 John Correia 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 Francisco!

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:

  • Networking events with faculty and fellow students during conference refreshment breaks
  • Trivia Bingo and Scavenger Hunt with Prizes
  • Buddy System Program

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.

Schedule of Events: 


Thursday

Kick-Off                                                                                                                                

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 conference welcome reception. Snacks and beverages provided for as long as they last.

Friday

Networking Break: Meet and Greet – Start off ICISs 2018 with a Bingo!       Morning Coffee Break

Description: Stop by during your break and meet other students and fill out your scavenger hunt cards! We will also be holding Trivia Bingo with the chance of winning prizes! Past prizes have included Kindles, Fire Tablets and VISA gift cards!

Networking Break: Talking Effectively about Your Teaching & Research Afternoon Coffee Break

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.

Saturday 

Networking Break: The Job Application and Interview Process         Morning Coffee Break

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 Prize Drawing                 Afternoon Coffee Break

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!!

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