3rd and 4th Year PhD Women’s Workshop

WEorg is back with another (virtual) mentoring workshop for upcoming 3rd and 4th year female economics PhD students! The workshop will take place on September 3rd, 2021 (Friday). Upcoming 3rd and 4th-year female and non-binary PhD students in New England area, New York, and New Jersey State are eligible to participate.* Priority will be given to students who did not participate last year. Check out last year’s event here.

The mentoring workshop aims to help women in economics navigate research challenges at an early stage of their PhD program. By presenting research ideas to their peers and mentors, mentees not only get feedback on their research but also create connections outside their institution. We hope the mentoring workshop improves the substance of their research and the research environment around them.

To apply, please (1) fill out a Google form and (2) submit a one-page application using a template to weorg@bu.edu. The application should be sent as a pdf file named “FirstName_LastName_2021application”. The new deadline is 11:59 pm on July 31th, 2021.

Schedule (Tentative)

10:00 – 10:30  Welcoming Remarks and Introduction
10:30 – 12:00  Parallel Poster Sessions (Mentees Only)
12:00 – 13:00  Lunch Break
13:00 – 14:30  Individual Meetings with Mentors
14:30 – 15:00  Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:30  Panel Discussion on Research Challenges and Career Development
16:30 – 16:45 Adjourn

What to expect in each session:

  1. Individual Meetings with Mentors: mentees will present for 15 mins and have additional 10 mins for feedback. When it’s not your turn, you could spend time talking to your peers or reading about others’ research in the poster room.
  2. Parallel Poster Sessions: parallel poster sessions are categorized by fields. Each presenter has 15 mins to answer questions from the audience. You are expected to read the posters beforehand and come to the session with questions.
  3. Panel Discussion on Research Challenges: 3-4 female economists in academia and other research institutions will share their experience regarding research, switching from academia to other institutions, teaching in liberal arts colleges, etc.

*Note that the geography constraint is in place to make sure (1) we have a reasonable mentor-to-mentee ratio and (2) we are able to match mentees to mentors under a short period of time. It’s not our goal to exclude anyone, but there is a limit our voluntary effort could reach.