The symposium offers an opportunity for PhD students to meet each other, interact with faculty, and share and develop research ideas.
We invite doctoral students to join us for a live 3-hour event, in which they will learn firsthand from faculty and engage in a student-only activity. Inspired by the movie “Midnight in Paris,” we will leverage the collective wisdom of different academic mentors who have previously traveled this consumer research road and ask them: “If you could go back in time, what would you do the same and what would you do differently?” In the first one-hour panel, faculty will revisit their doctoral programs. In the second one-hour panel, faculty mentors will revisit their first year as an assistant professor. Faculty mentors will reflect on and share both what worked and what did not. In between these panels, there will be a one-hour interactive student-only session hosted by the co-chairs, involving some friendly competition (think: teams, games, and prizes) and building community.