DocSIG Update


The AMA Doctoral Student SIG provides an update its events and activities in upcoming months.

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Dear PhD Student,

We hope that everyone enjoyed the winter break and holidays!

Spring is almost here and summer is just around the corner! The purpose of this email is to update you on up DocSIG events and activities over the upcoming months.

To refresh your memory, or in case you’ve never heard of DocSIG, the Doctoral Students Special Interest Group (DocSIG) provides opportunities to develop professional skills, competencies, credentials, and relations with other doctoral students and faculty mentors that facilitate placement and career development. DocSIG plans a variety of events throughout the year. We work to keep you informed of our events by posting messages on this listserv.

… At the upcoming 2011 Winter AMA in Austin, TX …

The Mentors’ Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday morning of the AMA Winter Marketing Educators’ Conference from 7:30-8:30am. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Todd Weaver at by February 16th. This breakfast provides an opportunity for doctoral students to interact with invited, distinguished faculty in a relaxed, social setting. Watch for listserv updates on who will be attending!

At the 2011 Winter AMA, DocSIG will be hosting a special session on the analytic techniques used in marketing research! This special session features Rajesh Chandy (London School of Business), Robert Palmatier (University of Washington), P.K. Kannan (University of Maryland) and Dipankar Chakarvarti (Johns Hopkins Carey Business School). This session will focus analytic methods used in marketing research today and what is on the horizon for tomorrow with special focus on several subject areas: Strategy, Relationship Marketing, Modeling, and Consumer Behavior, you won’t want to miss this special session! Each of our four panelists will present tips and suggestions based on their own experiences and will also be available for questions throughout the session. This session is scheduled for Saturday, February 19, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Room 410 of the Austin Hilton and everyone is welcome.

DocSIG is also invited to the CBSIG reception! This is a great opportunity to meet faculty and network as well as meet other students.

… The Who Went Where Survey …

The annual "Who Went Where Survey" will be underway again this spring. This survey is conducted each year by DocSIG, and provides valuable information based on the most recent PhD graduates who have moved into faculty positions – aggregated compensation, publication, and similar information. We will be posting a message in March requesting that recent PhD graduates complete the survey. The results will be released in late spring. Last year’s survey results are available on the DocSIG website at []. We really want to encourage participation from our job seekers this year! Please let us know if anyone has any suggestions to increase participation.

… At the 2011 Summer AMA …

The Eleventh Annual Pre-Conference Symposium for doctoral students will be held on August 5th, 2011 – just before the start of the AMA Summer Marketing Educators’ Conference at the San Francisco, CA Marriott. The Pre-Conference Symposium will offer a variety of interactive sessions with notable faculty, a luncheon, and a chance to meet other doctoral students. Registration is required. More information will be available closer to the event date.

“Finding the Right Job 101: Trends and Insights into Marketing Academia’s Job Market” is a proposed special session for the 2011 AMA Summer Marketing Educators’ Conference. This session will feature a presentation of the current year’s Who Went Where Survey results, along with distinguished faculty talking about the specifics of the job marketing process, the “interviewer’s perspective,” as well as a recent hire’s perspectives. Everyone is invited to attend. This session will be accompanied by a luncheon for doctoral students. RSVP’s are required for the luncheon – more information will follow closer to the event date.

This listserv is a great way to find out about other opportunities and to communicate with fellow doctoral students around the world. Please help us to spread the word by encouraging your classmates/colleagues to join the Mrkt-PhD listserv – simply forward them this message and/or ask them to go to

to sign up.

Thank you for helping us to promote the listserv; please tell your classmates/colleagues!

Please also encourage your classmates/colleagues to visit the DocSIG website. This website at [] hosts all kinds of useful information for doctoral students. The site includes links to marketing organizations, research resources, teaching aids, calls for papers, career resources, reading lists, and relevant events. Be sure to visit this website on a regular basis to receive the most up-to-date information.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us:

Mitch Price, Chair,
Kim Whitler, Chair Elect,

Best wishes for your continued success this academic year. We hope to see you soon!


Mitch Price
Chair, DocSIG