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THE PHD PROJECT CONFERENCE

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Wednesday

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
PhD Project Sponsors Meeting (by invitation only)
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
PhD Project Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Preparing Your Way to GMATŪ Success! Presented by Akil Bello Co-Founder and Vice President of Educational Development Bell Curves, the educational services company
www.bellcurves.com
5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION
5:00 - 10:00 p.m. WELCOMING BUFFET RECEPTION

Thursday

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. REGISTRATION
7:00 - 7:45 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
7:45 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:15 - 9:15 a.m. The PhD Project Overview
Bernie Milano, KPMG Foundation
9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Plenary I
The Ph.D. Lifecycle: Setting the Stage
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer
BREAK
10:45 - 12:00 p.m. Plenary II
Secrets of a Successful Applicant
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Plenary III
The Ph.D. Lifecycle: The Doctoral Student
3:00 - 6:00 p.m
University/Ph.D. Programs Fair
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. RECEPTION
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. DINNER
9:00 - 10:00 p.m. Balancing the Doctoral Program and Family

Friday

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions by Discipline
* Accounting
* Finance
* MIS
* Management /Org. Behavior
* Marketing
10:00 - 10:20 a.m. BREAK
10:20 - 11:30 a.m. Plenary III
The Ph.D. Lifecycle: Investment or Sacrifice
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Closing Session
Bernie Milano, KPMG Foundation
12:30 p.m. LUNCH