About the Doctoral Student Corner

The doctoral student corner at ICIS 2019 is a dedicated space for doctoral students attending the conference where they can gain access to the ICIS experience and connect with others in the field. This space will be available throughout the conference and gives doctoral students the possibility to network between conference events – or just relax. This ancillary event will be free, and we encourage doctoral students of all levels to register for it when registering for the ICIS 2019.

In case you forgot to include the Doctoral Student Corner ancillary event when you registered for the conference, you can still modify your registration by following the steps below:

  1. Sign in to https://aisnet.org and then visit https://icis2019.aisconferences.org/register/
  2. Click “Register Now!”
  3. Click “Register” and then “Modify an Existing Reservation”
  4. Select the “Attendee Selections” tab
  5. Scroll to “Sunday, December 15, 2019” and select “Doctoral Student Corner”
  6. Click “Save & Proceed to Checkout”

Be sure to stop by the corner to say Servus (Bavarian for “Hello”) once you’re in Munich!

The designated doctoral corner provides a space for the students to relax throughout the conference. For those students who are more eager to participate, there are also three activities throughout the ICIS 2019:

  • Networking events with faculty and fellow students during conference refreshment breaks
  • Trivia Bingo and Schnitzeljagd (a type of scavenger hunt) with prizes
  • Buddy system program

If you are a student who is interested in the “buddy system” program, please respond to the survey request emailed to registered students a week or two before the conference starts. For each survey responder, two student buddies will be assigned in advance. These buddy groups, consisting of fellow doctoral students, will help seed additional networking connections and provide new associates to get to know during conference receptions and meals. Apart from that, we will also be offering a WhatsApp chat group for all students attending the conference to share information.  A link to the group will be provided soon.

Sunday, December 15th

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Welcome Reception

During the Welcome Reception, we will formally kick-off the Doctoral Student Corner and share information about the activities that we have planned for ICIS 2019. If you are participating in the Buddy Groups program, this is a great place to arrange to meet your buddies. It is also a great place to catch up with old friends and make some new ones before heading out to the ICIS Welcome Reception. Snacks and beverages are provided for as long as they last.

Monday, December 16th

10:00 am to 10:30 am: Introduction & Prizes

Stop by during the morning Refreshment & Networking Break to meet other Ph.D. students and fill out your Scavenger Hunt cards. We will also host a Trivia Bingo with the chance to win several prizes. Past prizes have included headphones, tablets, and gift cards!

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Faculty Roundtable

Stop by during the afternoon Refreshment & Networking Break for a faculty roundtable on “Talking Effectively About Your Teaching & Research.” During this session, you will receive advice from various faculty on the importance of a good elevator pitch (i.e., how to give a brief but meaningful description of your dissertation research and teaching interests).

Tuesday, December 17th

10:00 am to 10:30 am: Open Session on Research Topics

Stop by during the early morning Refreshment & Networking Break for an open session on research methods and topics. During this session, you will have the opportunity to connect with other Ph.D. students who share similar interests in research methods and topics.

11:30 am to 12:00 pm: Faculty Roundtable

Stop by during the late morning Refreshment & Networking Break for a faculty roundtable on “The Job Application & Interview Process.” During this session, you will receive advice from various faculty on how to effectively apply for academic jobs and on what institutions look for in a candidate.

04:00 pm to 04:30 pm: Conclusion & Prizes

Stop by during the afternoon Refreshment & Networking Break for closing remarks. We will also draw the prizes for our Scavenger Hunt so be sure to submit your completed Scavenger Hunt cards.

The remainder of the time on Monday and Tuesday (8:00 am to 5:00 pm), the Corner will be open for students to network and relax.

Event Sponsors

The University of Alabama

University of Georgia