With a program like Pre-Doc, it gives you the skills, um, it gives you the connections, it gives you the exposure. But I think above all, what ties all of that together is it gives you the confidence to know that you can submit your name alongside everyone else.
Pradeep Chintagunta (00:20):
The students were very engaged. What came across very clearly was their commitment to working in this area and continuing to work in this area.
Lauren Russell (00:30):
Well, a good number of the students came with like these big topic areas that they're interested in studying, and just trying to figure out how do I make the research questions in this area? Like what questions can I answer? And so seeing students just bring their passion for the topic and trying to figure out how to map into research was really cool.
Shuvam Bhowmick (00:46):
There's, you know, so many resources that this program gave me. Overall, it was just a fun experience and the inspiration that I could solve economic problems is probably the biggest thing I took away.
Fatima Djalalova (00:59):
Participation in the classroom really opened my eyes to how I can continue to use my skills to answer very interesting research questions. PREDOC was very valuable in helping me confirm that yes, this is what I want to do.
Bea Rivera (01:12):
They saw me through as a rising senior and as a young adult who was given an opportunity and they made sure that I could arrive there.
Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers D.C. Conference
Day 1 Agenda
Friday, August 4, 2023
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors Building (invitation only)
8:00 to 9:00 a.m. : Breakfast and registration
9:00 to 9:30 a.m.: Introductory remarks and schedule: Pietro Veronesi, CBOT Professor of Finance and Deputy Dean, Chicago Booth
9:30 to 10:00 a.m.: Keynote address
10:00 to 10:15 a.m.: Break
10:15 to 11:45 a.m.: What You Do with a PhD in Quantitative Social Science
• Rohan Williamson, Professor of Finance and the Bolton Sullivan and Thomas A. Dean Chair of International Business, Georgetown University
• Thomas Klier, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
• Katherine Baer, Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund
• Matthew McGuire, U.S. Executive Director, The World Bank
11:45 to 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.: Preparing for Research Careers: Pre-docs and PhDs, presented by Stephen Lamb, PREDOC.org
2:00 to 4:30 p.m.: Poster session
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Non-linear paths to a research career
• Monroe Gamble, PhD student in Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management
• Felicia Joy, PhD student in Psychology and Behavioral Science Joint Program, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.: Reception
7:00 p.m.: Dinner on the Mall
Day 2 Agenda
Saturday, August 5, 2023
UChicago D.C. Office (open to all)
We're welcoming all students to Day 2 of our research conference. Attendees will hear from PREDOC.org representatives as we outline the pathways to a research career and from current students showcasing their work in poster presentations. This is a great chance to learn more about research and network with other interested students. If you're interested in attending, please register here.
See agenda details below:
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.: Information session
11:00 to 12:00 p.m.: Poster session
12:00 p.m.: Concluding remarks and lunch