HR Division Middle-Stage Doctoral Virtual Consortium

When:  Aug 7, 2020 from 11:00 to 14:00 (ET)
Associated with  Human Resources Division (HR)

Are you a doctoral student who is just finishing your second or third year? Are you a faculty member mentoring students who are about halfway through your program? If so, consider attending (or urging them to attend) the HR division middle-stage doctoral consortium. We still have some spots left for our exciting synchronous session that covers a variety of topics relevant for middle-stage doctoral students. The session is scheduled for Friday August 7 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm (EST).

Goal & Content

This workshop is geared toward HR doctoral students in the middle of their program and is aimed to help students navigate the collection of career issues that begin to emerge when students are about halfway through a doctoral program. Students are expected to begin the transition into independent scholars, start building professional networks, move beyond the structure of courses and exams, and develop skills as an instructor. The workshop topics are designed to help these students develop the knowledge and skills required to be successful at this middle-stage and continue their development into strong researchers and teachers.

Through discussions led by leading HR scholars, students will reflect on the process and lessons of research, teaching, and life in academia, including:

  • Transitioning to teaching
  • Developing a scholarly profile
  • Career development and career choices

The workshop will also provide participants the opportunity to virtually interact with other PhD students, network with both senior and junior faculty, and stimulate an exchange of ideas and suggestions among participants.

How do I register? There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration and conference registration ($100 for students) are required. However, with generous support from the University of Minnesota Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies a limited number of fee scholarships are available. To pre-register, please email your name, school, year in the program, and your CV to Karina van de Voorde ( AND Pascale Fricke ( by Tuesday, July 14.

We hope to connect with many of you!

Allison Gabriel, Karina van de Voorde, Kang Yang Trevor Yu, Pascale Fricke, and Brian McCormick




Online Instructions:


Karina Van De Voorde