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:
- Provide networking opportunities for students with peers and faculty
- Help students strategize about their research, teaching and career plans
- Prepare students for the job market.
The program includes six faculty panels, three for the Senior Doctoral Students and three for the Mid-Stage Doctoral Students track. 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.
Further information will be available in 2021.