Doctoral Student Corner Chairs

John Correia

Washington State University

Tawfiq Alashoor

Georgia State University

Maheshwar Boodraj

Georgia State University

About the Doctoral Student Corner

When:  Thursday, Friday, Saturday – See Schedule of Events below for More Information

Where:  TBD

John Correia, Washington State University
Tawfiq Alashoor, Georgia State University
Maheshwar Boodraj, Georgia State University

The doctoral student corner is a dedicated space for doctoral students attending the conference to orient to the AMCIS experience and to connect with others in the field. This space will be available throughout the conference as a place for doctoral students to network and relax between conference events. We encourage doctoral students of all levels to register for this free ancillary event when registering for AMCIS 2019.

If you have already registered for the conference, but forgot to include the Doctoral Corner ancillary event, you are still welcome to participate. Please drop John Correia ( an email with your interest so we can include you on any pre-conference emails.

Be sure to stop by the corner once you’re in Cancun!

All students are free to relax in the designated doctoral corner space through-out the conference. There are also three activities students may participate in:

  • Networking events with faculty and fellow students during conference refreshment breaks
  • Trivia Bingo and Scavenger Hunt with Prizes
  • Buddy System Program

Students interested in the “buddy-system” program should respond to a survey request emailed to registered students a week or two before the conference starts. Each survey responder will be assigned two student buddies in advance. These buddy groups, made up of fellow doctoral students, are designed to help seed additional networking connections and provide new associates to get to know during conference receptions and meals.

Schedule of Events


Kick-Off event from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.                                                                                                                             

Description: Drop by during the doctoral student corner kick-off and get information about our activities planned for the conference. If you’re participating in the buddy-system, this is a great place to arrange to meet your buddies. Catch up with old friends and make some new ones before heading out to the conference welcome reception. Snacks and beverages provided for as long as they last.


Networking Break: Meet and Greet – Start off AMCIS 2019 with a Bingo!
Morning Coffee Break (activity starts at 10:10 a.m.)

Description: Stop by during your break and meet other students and fill out your scavenger hunt cards! We will also be holding Trivia Bingo with the chance of winning prizes! Past prizes have included Kindles, Fire Tablets and VISA gift cards!

Networking Break: Talking Effectively about Your Teaching & Research
Afternoon Coffee Break (activity starts at 3:20 p.m.)

Description: Stop by during your break and participate in some round table discussions or meet other students and fill out your scavenger hunt cards. The suggested round table topic of this break is the importance of a good elevator speech (a.k.a., how to give a meaningful but brief description of your dissertation project and teaching interests). Various faculty will be participating in the discussions and giving feedback about how to communicate your research.


Networking Break: The Job Application and Interview Process
Morning Coffee Break (activity starts at 10:20 a.m.) 

Description: Stop by during your break and participate in some round table discussions or meet other students and fill out your scavenger hunt cards. The suggested round table topic of this break is how the job application and interview process works when applying to academic positions, as well as what institutions look for in a candidate. Various faculty will be around to contribute to the discussion.

Networking Break: Closing Remarks and Prize Drawing
Afternoon Coffee Break (activity starts at 3:40 p.m.)

Description:  As the doctoral student corner draws to a close, we invite everyone to stop by for the closing remarks. Make sure to get your completed scavenger cards in, as we’ll do the big drawing for our prizes!!

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