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Purdue's Krannert School of Management Doctoral Programs Newsletter
Fall 2017, Issue 1
PhD Newsletter

News & Events

KDSA to host PhD research symposium

The Krannert Doctoral Student Association (KDSA) will be hosting an internal conference for Krannert PhD students on November 10-11, 2017. This event will provide PhD students with an opportunity to present their research to one another and to facilitate conversation and collaboration with their colleagues from various programs.

PhD students in every stage of the research process are invited and encouraged to present. Participants will have 8-10 minutes to convey their ideas in a way that is accessible to their peers across all areas of Krannert. Presentations can focus on a specific paper or project, or on the student's overall research agenda. The top presenters, those students who are the most successful at presenting their research in an engaging and accessible way, will be recognized with a monetary award.

Registration is free, and lunch will be provided for registered presenters and attendees.

If you have any questions about the event, or would like to help out as a faculty judge, please contact Vandith Pamuru at

Annual PhD Project Conference

PhD ProjectPurdue’s Krannert School of Management Doctoral Programs will once again be recruiting potential students at the PhD Project Conference in Chicago on November 15-17, 2017. During this flagship event of the annual conference, prospective candidates can network with current doctoral students, business school representatives, professors and sponsor organizations, all in one place.

The PhD Project was founded upon the premise that advancements in workplace diversity could be propelled forward by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. Today, our expansive network of supporters, sponsors and universities helps African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans attain their business PhD and become the business professors who will mentor the next generation of leaders. More

Wanqing Zhang named a ISBM Doctoral Support Awards Competition winner

Wanqing ZhangKrannert doctoral candidate Wanqing Zhang was among the winners of the 26th annual Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM) Doctoral Support Award Competition, which is sponsored by the Smeal College of Business at Penn State.

The award is given each year to the three best research proposals in business-to-business marketing. Research proposals focus on important issues related to either marketing’s role in B2B innovations, business buying behavior or business customer analytics. The ISBM Competition attracts thirty to forty entries every year submitted by marketing PhD students at leading business schools across the world. More