The purpose of the POMS Doctoral Consortium is to help doctoral students maximize their chances of having a successful academic career in our globally competitive environment. A mix of junior and experienced faculty will provide their perspectives on finding the right position and becoming an excellent researcher and teacher. This year, we have a dynamite panel. All speakers will have an interesting story to tell. With their combined experience, the panel will be able to answer all your questions about â€œthe dissertation phase, being on the job-market, and life after obtaining a PhD (Yes, there is one!).