A strong support network is a key success factor in the journey to a PhD. Having the encouragement and insights of other doctoral students and alumni faculty members is invaluable. Only those who are on, or have already followed, the same path truly understand the challenges and opportunities of reaching your goal.
That’s why The PhD Project created five Minority Doctoral Students Associations (DSAs) exclusively to support our members who are pursuing business doctoral degrees in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management and Marketing. That’s one big reason that the completion rate among our doctoral students is over 90 percent, as compared to a less than 70 percent national average.
Meet Your Fellow Students at DSA Summer Conferences
Each summer, PhD Project members have an opportunity to meet one another, along with leading educators, at the major professional association event for their industry. All expenses for the PhD Project conferences and related industry conference are fully paid for eligible minority doctoral student members who wish to attend.
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Receive Guidance and Support: MyPhDNetwork
The MyPhDNetwork knowledge sharing site provides daily peer support, mentoring and joint research opportunities for our student members – throughout their doctoral programs and beyond – as they proceed into faculty and administration roles. Visit the site now and search by discipline or academic institution to connect with our members.
Become Eligible for Minority Doctoral Students Association Membership
To be eligible for membership in our Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management or Marketing DSA, you must be:
- African-American, Hispanic-American or Native American
- A U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
- Admitted to, or enrolled in, a full-time, AACSB-accredited U.S. business doctoral program
If you would like more information about membership in The PhD Project, contact Myrna Varner at firstname.lastname@example.org.