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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 348 | Submission: 11646 | Sponsor(s): (OB, HR, CM)
Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 5 2017 12:15PM - 4:15PM at Hilton Atlanta in Galleria 5
Halfway There, But Now What? Advice for Pre-Dissertation Doctoral Students (9th Annual)
Halfway There

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Organizer: Michael Baer, Arizona State U.
Organizer: Maribeth Kuenzi, Southern Methodist U.
Organizer: Steven Whiting, U. of Central Florida
Presenter: Jason Colquitt, U. of Georgia
Presenter: Susan J. Ashford, U. of Michigan
Presenter: Joyce Bono, U. of Florida
Participant: Erin C. Long, U. of Georgia
Participant: Trevor Foulk, U. of Maryland
Participant: Steven Gray, U. of Texas Austin
Participant: Elijah Wee, U. of Washington
Participant: Sarah Doyle, U. of Arizona
Participant: Ashley Elizabeth Hardin, Washington U. in St. Louis
Participant: Rachel Lise Ruttan, Washington U. in St. Louis
Participant: Brian J. Lucas, Cornell U.
Participant: Devon Proudfoot, Cornell U.
Participant: Ovul Sezer, Kenan-Flagler Business School, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A wonderful aspect of the Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting is the developmental opportunities it provides for doctoral students. For example, the New Doctoral Student Consortium helps new doctoral students begin to feel more comfortable in our field. In addition, the Organizational Behavior (OB) division sponsors a Senior Student Doctoral Consortium to help prepare more advanced doctoral students for the job market. The purpose of the “Halfway There” PDW is to bridge the gap between these consortia by providing information and advice relevant to doctoral students beginning the 3rd or 4th year of their programs. “Halfway There” is designed to help these students begin establishing themselves as independent scholars. We have conducted this PDW at AOM each year since 2009 and it has been very favorably received on each occasion. In 2009, we set the attendance cap at 60 students and we had twice that many individuals attempt to enroll. Despite increasing the attendance cap to 120 in subsequent years, we have still had several potential attendees’ waitlisted each year. Because we have received such positive feedback from prior attendees we have decided to conduct the PDW again in 2017 with only minor modifications to the format we have used in prior years. A number of prominent OB division members have agreed to participate in the 2017 PDW and provide students with their insights on topics such as (1) launching one’s dissertation (2) crafting a research project, and (3) understanding the “job market” process.
Pre-registration is required. To register, visit Contact Mike Baer with any questions (
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