PhD Forum

November 4, 2019
AICCSA Doctoral Symposium

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Theme: “How to prepare yourself for transitioning from graduate school life to professional life”
Chair: Prof: Ali Akoglu
Keynote Speaker: Genoveva vargas Solar (Senior Scientist, French Council of Scientific Research -CNRS, France). Click here for more info!

11:30AM-11:40AM: Introduction and Welcome

Selected Student Research Talks
Negin Alisoltani
Faizan Ur Rehman
Alem Salwa
Adriel dos Santos Araújo

1:00PM-2:30PM: Lunch
2:30PM-3:30PM: AICCSA Keynote Speaker
3:30PM-4:00PM: Coffee Break
4:00PM-5:00PM: Doctoral Symposium Mentor (Genoveva Vargas Solar)
5:00PM-6:00PM: Career Mentoring and Breakout Sessions

AICCSA 2019 will host a doctoral symposium as a concurrent track on November 4.
The symposium will provide a venue for graduate students to present their research and receive career mentoring from a team of faculty and industry mentors.

Each presenter will receive a certificate for participating as a presenter for the 2019 AICCSA Doctoral Symposium, and one presenter will be recognized with “Best Doctoral Symposium Presentation” award during the gala dinner.

For those of you who have just started your graduate school studies, this forum will allow you learn about:
-"dos and donts" of graduate school,
-how to align yourself for job opportunities after graduation,
-strategies to prepare yourself for successful industry/academic interviews.

For those of you who are advanced in their graduate level studies, this forum will help you
-interact/socialize/network with key industry representatives and faculty members,
-receive feedback on applying for faculty/academic positions, presentation skills through round-table discussions,
-prepare target specific CV and construct research statements.

We are planning this event to help you on the critical decisions you will be making in the near future as you are transitioning from graduate school life to professional life. This will be highly interactive and discussion based event yet casual and informal day together.

We are looking forward to realizing another successful symposium with your participation and through inspiring speeches from our keynote speakers, highly engaging round-table based mentoring sessions, and interactive sessions that address all aspects of preparing yourself for future career. Please do not hesitate to contact me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any question.