Dear AMA DocSIG members,
It is almost that time of the year again for Winter AMA! We hope to see you in a few short weeks in Austin! This year, AMA DocSIG will host or co-sponsor FIVE (5) events! Each event will provide you with unique opportunities to network with faculty and fellow AMA DocSIG members. You will also have the opportunity to get feedback on projects, learn new research ideas, and obtain inside information about getting your first job!
Event 1: AMA DocSIG Dinner: Pay your own way
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Location: Pelons Tex Mex, 802 Red River St., Austin TX)
Come network with fellow doctoral students at Pelons Tex Mex on Friday night. Though you have to pay for your own food and beverages, this is a great opportunity to meet other students who are going through the same process as you are. This is the perfect time to ask questions from senior students, share stories, and meet some great people.
Please note: This event is for the first 20 people who sign up! SIGN UP HERE EARLY! We will meet in the lobby of the conference hotel at 6:30 pm and walk over to the restaurant together. Have the ticket available on your phone, in case we ask for it at the event.
Event 2: AMA DocSIG Special Session: Mentor Networking Breakfast
Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:00 am (Room: TBA)
Please join us for our annual classic Winter AMA Mentor Networking Breakfast!
At this event, there will be more than 20 faculty members from around the world who you can network with and receive advice about research, job market preparation, and life as a professor. This breakfast is an invaluable way to network with faculty in a relaxed atmosphere. Faculty mentors are from all research areas and are at various stages of their career. This event is free and, yes, breakfast will be served!
Please note: The first 40 students to register will secure a spot, so please reserve your FREE ticket here and do so ASAP! The spots will fill up quickly! Have the ticket available on your phone, in case we ask for it at the event.
Event 3: Reception: Joint reception – Selling and Sales Management SIG and Doctoral Student SIG (DocSIG)
Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm (Room: TBA)
Come to network with professors and fellow students after presentations are complete for the day! Drinks and light appetizers will be served. This event is FREE and does not require registration. AMA DocSIG is partnering with the Selling and Sales Management SIG for this reception.
Event 4: AMA DocSIG and Selling and Sales Management SIG Dinner: After Reception Dinner
Saturday, February 23, 2019 starting at 8 pm (Location: Pete’s Dueling Piano, 421 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)
Continue to mingle and network with professors and fellow students in a relaxed atmosphere. This event is FREE and a full dinner will be served. AMA DocSIG is partnering with the Selling and Sales Management SIG, but you do not have to specialize in Sales Marketing to attend.
Please note: This event is only for the first 15 people who sign up! SIGN UP HERE EARLY! We will meet in the lobby of the conference hotel at 7:30 pm and walk over to the piano bar together. Have the ticket available on your phone, in case we ask for it at the event.
Event 5: AMA DocSIG Special Session: How to Prepare for Summer AMA Interview Sessions
Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:15 am (Room: TBA)
As your AMA doctoral student representatives, we strive to provide you with opportunities to learn and network in every AMA event. That is why we have prepared a very special session for this 2019 Winter AMA Conference… and some may say that we saved the best for last!!! Whether you are preparing to attend the Summer AMA Job Market this 2019 or in the future, we strongly encourage you to attend this session on how to prepare for your interviews; you will get invaluable insights from professors with different levels of experience. We have recruited a panel, comprised of recently hired assistant professors and senior faculty who have interviewed candidates in recent years. Bring your questions to the session or send them to us in advance. Confidentiality is assured.
Some of the questions and topics we anticipate addressing in our session include:
1) What should a student take to the interview?
2) What is the format of a typical interview?
3) How long do interviews typically last?
4) From a faculty perspective, what are some of the major do’s and don’ts?
However, this session is designed for you and with you in mind, so we will allow the fluidity of the questions from the audience to guide the session.
We hope to see you at these upcoming AMA DocSIG events at the 2019 Winter AMA Conference!
Verónica Martín Ruiz
Chair – AMA DocSIG
Ivy College of Business
Iowa State University