Black Doctoral Network

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(Last Updated: July 2015)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Registration                                                                                                   12:00PM-9:00PM

Workshops                                                                                                      3:00PM-4:00PM

            Social Entrepreneurship: How to Build and Manage Your Brand

    How to Write a Dissertation: The Process, the Hardships, and the Solutions

Workshops                                                                                                      4:15PM-5:15PM

            Teaching: Creating Syllabi, Managing Classroom Interaction, and More

            How to Write a Grant Proposal: What Works and What Doesn't

Workshops                                                                                                      5:30PM-6:30PM

            Managing Financial Issues: Finding Resources and Reducing Debt

            Steps to Publishing Your Work: What, How, and Where to Publish

Plenary Session                                                                                               7:00PM-8:30PM

            Opening Ceremony

BDN Social      (Dinner Buffet and Open Bar provided)                  9:00PM-11:00PM

TGIT Watch Party 9:00PM-11:00PM

Friday, October 8, 2015

Plenary Session                                                                                               8:00AM-9:15AM

            Breakfast & Keynote

Recruitment Fair          9:00AM-6:00PM

Panel Sessions                                                                                            10:15AM-11:30AM


Panel Sessions                                                                                              11:45AM-1:00PM


Roundtable Discussion                                                                                   2:30PM-3:30PM

            Alternative Paths: Non-Academic Opportunities and Careers for Academics

    Mental Health and Wellness Among Doctoral Students

Roundtable Discussion                                                                                   3:45PM-4:45PM

    Finding Balance: Managing Time, Relationships, and Personal Life in                                    Academia

            Adjuncting: How Adjuncting Affects Academics

Workshops                                                                                                      5:00PM-6:00PM

    Transitioning from Undergraduate to Graduate: What to Look For and What to Expect

      Why Network?: The Benefits of Networking and How to Do It

    Launching Your Academic Job Search: How to Apply For and Get Positions

Workshops                                                                                                      6:15PM-7:15PM

    Making Effective Presentations: Presentation and Public Speaking Techniques

    After the PhD Degree: What to Do After You Graduate

    Developing a Research Design: Using the Right Questions, Methods, and Frameworks

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Continental Breakfast                                                                                       8:00AM-9:15AM

Panel Sessions                                                                                               9:30AM-10:45AM


Plenary Session                                                                                             11:00AM-12:30PM

            Undergraduate Research Poster Competition

Panel Session                                                                                                 12:45PM-2:00PM


Plenary Session                                                                                               2:15PM-3:00PM

            Closing Ceremony

NOTE: This schedule is subject to change

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