PhD Chats

SMS PhD Chats are a new initiative by the Society to cater exclusively to our student members. We will use these sessions to provide an opportunity for student members to get tips and advice on academic life (during and post-PhD) from faculty experts in an conversational setting. Each hour-long PhD Chat will focus on a specific topic of relevance to PhD students and will feature a panel of senior faculty offering their perspectives and suggestions in response to students' questions. Each session will start with a set of prepared questions and then open the discussion up for a live Q&A with the faculty panel. PhD Chats will be held throughout the year, with each chat focusing on a different topic related to PhD life. Live participation in PhD Chats is available to Student Members of SMS.


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Aseem Kaul
University of Minnesota
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Samina Karim
Northeastern University

Transitioning Out of Your PhD

May 6, 2021 at 11:00am EDT (UTC -4) on Zoom*

This session is an opportunity for student members to get tips and advice on PhD life from faculty experts in an informal conversational setting. The hour-long PhD Chat will focus on 'Transitioning out of your PhD', and will cover topics like finishing your dissertation, turning your dissertation into journal submissions, moving to a new institution, preparing for faculty life, etc. The session will be hosted by Aseem Kaul and Samina Karim, with special guests Denisa Mindruta and Zeke Hernandez. While this Chat’s topic is most relevant to students in their final year of their PhD who are joining faculty positions during the summer, the session is open to all PhD students. 

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Denisa Mindruta
... is an Associate Professor of Strategy at HEC Paris. She earned her PhD in strategic management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research examines how organizations and individuals within organizations...
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Exequiel Hernandez the Max and Bernice Garchik Family Presidential Associate Professor at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He studies the globalization, innovation, and...