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SMS Human Capital IG Doctoral Mentoring Program: Call for Mentors and Doctoral Student Participants

  • 1.  SMS Human Capital IG Doctoral Mentoring Program: Call for Mentors and Doctoral Student Participants

    Posted 02-09-2024 11:06

    The Strategic Human Capital Interest Group is now accepting signups for mentors and applications from mentees for our Doctoral Mentoring Program. We had a successful year of the program, and we thank our incredible faculty mentors-Halil Sabanci, Heejung Byun, Lauren Aydinliyim, Bukky Oyedeji, Rhett Brymer, Mike Ulrich, Abhi Ghosh Moulick, Tunde Cserpes, and Aliasghar Bahoo-Torodi-who provided transformational mentorship and support to our doctoral students last year.  We also thank Ulya Tsolmon for organizing the program last year.

    The program is intended for doctoral students who are past qualifiers and are in the dissertation stage. We are soliciting applications from junior faculty to serve as mentors and eligible doctoral students to participate as mentees. This year's program will start in March 2024 and continue for a year until December 2024.

    ***Please forward this call to your doctoral students who are doing work in the strategic human capital area***

    The program overview:

    This program is aimed at supporting doctoral students in the area of strategic human capital. The intended student participants will have passed their qualifiers and be in the process of working on their dissertations in the area of strategic human capital. The plan for the mentoring program will be to match junior faculty and doctoral students in small groups. We aim to have 2 faculty mentors and 3 doctoral students per group so that students can benefit from small group interactions with both mentors and peers. The groups will stay intact for a year, with the opportunity to scramble and join another mentoring group after this time. Specifically, after one year, participants can reapply to the program to get matched into a new group or may graduate into our pre-tenure faculty mentoring program. Doctoral mentoring groups will hold calls quarterly (exact time determined by groups), which may either focus on specific topics that we provide for guidance or on topics that groups determine themselves.

    Following the application period, the organizers will form groups, and the kickoff call will take place in March.

    This year's program will have the following structure (all meetings will be over Zoom):

    • Program kickoff and orientation – March 2024
    • Four quarterly group calls – exact dates to be determined by groups
    • Job-market Q&A call with faculty "What's in the mind of a Recruiting Committee"
    • Invitation to attend topic calls from the pre-tenure mentoring program "Mind of an Editor" and "Tenure Letter Writers" featuring journal editors and senior scholars

    Mentor Sign Ups for Faculty Mentors:

    To sign up to serve as mentors, please complete this short google form by February 29th, 2024: https://forms.gle/9p5fdWTiYoUCbNJcA

    ·       Be available for five zoom calls between March and December 2024 (a kickoff call and four group mentoring calls). The call schedules will be determined by each mentoring group.

    Application Process for Doctoral Students:

    To apply to participate as a mentee, please complete this short google form by February 29th, 2024: https://forms.gle/kpggRHnKS3Y6auJX7

    ·       As we aim to maintain a good ratio of mentors to participants, the size of the program may be limited by the number of mentors. Should we need to select applicants, we will give priority to those who have not participated in the program yet and, if needed, draw randomly among them.

    Summary of the main time commitments:

    • Orientation and program kickoff (mid March)-exact date and time TBD
    • Group quarterly calls -TBD by groups
    • Job market topic call (May/June)-TBD by organizers

    Please send any questions to Federica De Stefano (de-stefano@hec.fr)

    Federica De Stefano
    Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources
    HEC Paris
    1 Rue de la Liberation, 78350
    Jouy-en-Josas (France)
    E-mail: de-stefano@hec.fr
    Phone: +33788516898
    Website: https://people.hec.edu/de-stefano/