What are My ABD Network Workshops?
My ABD Network workshops provide networking and information gathering opportunity for African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans (U.S. Citizens or Permanent U.S. Residents) interested in completing a doctorate and becoming a college or university professor.
How do I register for the workshops?
The workshops are open to My ABD Network members. There is an application, which must be completed and submitted for consideration. All applications are reviewed by My ABD Network coaching staff. Once you become a member you are welcomed to attend any workshop as often as you like for a one-time fee.
How can I better prepare for the challenge of a Doctoral Program?
New York Universities’ Stern School of Business offers a Pre-Doctoral program, designed specifically for underrepresented minority students who are seeking to enroll in a Ph.D. program in Business at any university. For more information, visit their website at: http://w4.stern.nyu.edu/phd/predoctorial.cfm?doc_id=2873.
Can pursue my Doctorate degree program part-time, or on-line and still participate in My ABD Network activities?
Yes. Ideally, if you are seriously considering teaching at the university level as a tenure-track professor, you should attend a full-time doctoral program at an accredited business school. Student enrolled in part-time and on-line programs which are accredited are eligible for membership in the My ABD Network.
What costs are associated with pursuing a Doctorate Degree?
Unlike undergraduate and graduate schools, most doctoral programs waive tuition and fees. In addition, almost all doctoral granting institutions offer compensated research and or teaching assistantships. Although My ABD Network does not offer any funding to doctoral students, additional sources of funding can be obtained from private foundations and government agencies.
What can I expect to earn as a College or University Professor?
First year compensation varies widely by discipline and hiring institution. For example, a business school professor at a major college or university (Wharton, Darden, Harvard, Goizueta, and Stanford) can earn in the range from just below $100,000 to well over $150,000 for a 9-month salary, with the opportunity for substantial additional compensation for summer research and teaching assignments. Read more about salaries for business school professors in The BizED article, “The Professor’s Paycheck,” written by Dan Le Clair.
What will My ABD Network do to help me once I begin my doctoral program?
My ABD Network can help you with the application process as you try to get accepted to a full-time, part-time, or on-line accredited doctoral program. Once accepted, students are invited to participate in My ABD Network Minority Doctoral workshops and programs. These workshops and programs are designed to sustain a high level of commitment and a sense of connection among minority doctoral students. There are now over a dozen workshops and programs for minority doctoral students associations covering all the major areas of the doctoral program process: admissions, dissertation, research, and career navigation.