You’ve been focused on your doctoral program, but what’s next? Where do you go from here? What will that look like? The Graduate Student Seminar Committee is excited to announce an outstanding panel of scholars who will provide invaluable advice in the session "I Have a PhD... Now What? Advice for a Career in Measurement and Research Methodology." The session will take place on Friday, April 13, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the AERA Annual Meeting in New York, NY. Yes, it starts early, but breakfast is provided, not to mention a fabulous way to start the annual meeting – gathering with like-minded graduate students and talking with experts in the field.
The Division D Graduate Student Seminar will provide an extended opportunity for graduate students to interact with distinguished researchers on topics related to completing their degrees and moving into the job market, along with the knowledge and skills that will be needed for success in areas of quantitative and qualitative methodological research, application, and assessment in the future. Panelists will also be reading their own letters to their “professional younger selves” to reflect their advice to those beginning a career in this field, what they wish they would have known, the reassuring words that would have been helpful, and the unexpected occurrences that they could have better planned for (or not). The panelists' experience spans academic and applied settings, diverse methodological specialties, and various points in their career trajectories. The session will begin with a continental breakfast and include both large group discussions and focused small group roundtables. More details on the seminar are provided below.
To register for this session, provide your name, complete mailing address, and preferred email address at https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Z6XCbg5QhHpeBL
Registrants must be members of AERA Division D. The first 75 graduate students to register for and attend the Division D Graduate Student Seminar will receive a $100 contribution towards Conference expenses. (Session is free but registration is required for stipends; checks will be mailed to the addresses provided at the session after the conference.)
Many thanks to the Graduate Student Seminar committee members: Deborah Bandalos (James Madison University), Lietta M. Scott (Arizona Department of Education), Jason Immekus (University of Louisville), Daniel Wright (Aspire University), Henry Yoo (ETS), Sarah Ferguson (Rowan University), and Daniel Adams (University of Wisconsin-Madison) for your guidance and feedback in developing this session.
“I Have a PhD... Now What? Advice for a Career in Measurement and Research Methodology.” (Breakfast Meeting)
Friday, April 13th, 2018; 8AM – 11AM
- Dan Jurich, National Board of Medical Examiners
- Rory A. Lazowski, The College Board
- Ann O’Connell, The Ohio State University
- Javarro Russell, Educational Testing Service
- Stephanie Shelton, University of Alabama
- Pete Swedzewski, State Education Department of the State University of New York