Doctoral Consortium PowerPoint Slides

The PowerPoint slides from Consortium are now available for download! This is a virtual treasure trove of information for doctoral students in marketing, even those who did not attend Consortium this year. Note that each PDF file contains slides from multiple talks, so it may be helpful to review the program when going through the files.

Doctoral Consortium

The Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business hosted the 43rd American Marketing Association Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium at the University of Missouri earlier this month. “Consortium”, as it’s generally called, is a professional development and networking conference for Ph.D. students in marketing. Top marketing scholars from around the world attend the conference to offer advice to students in their third or fourth year of study. I was extremely fortunate to be invited to attend this year. I won’t attempt to describe the experience, but I can honestly say it qualifies as one of the highlights of my doctoral studies. If you’re interested in the topics covered at Consortium, you can view the program as a PDF. The conference organizers have also promised to post the PowerPoint slides from the presentations, which may be of interest even to students and faculty who did not attend this year.

The Power of Procrastination

Last night Jorge Cham, creator of the Piled Higher and Deeper comic strip, gave a talk at CIRTL Forum 2008 titled “The Power of Procrastination: Surviving Graduate School and Deciding What is Next”. Absolutely hilarious! If you’re a graduate student and you haven’t read his comics, you owe it to yourself to take a look. You can read them online, check out the Top 200, or buy one of his books:

Enjoy! :)