Tips for Grad Students

Being at AEJMC for the first (or even second!) time can seem daunting, especially if you’re a grad student. If you’re a master’s student hoping to check out PhD programs or are a doctoral student jumping into the job market, AEJMC offers numerous opportunities for you to meet colleagues at other universities. Additionally, travel funding is competitively available through AEJMC.

Weiting Tao

Weiting Tao, shown with Denise Bortree and Natalie Tindall, receives an outstanding poster award at the 2013 conference.

  • A limited number of graduate student travel grants are available through AEJMC. These competitive grants are awarded prior to the conference and students may apply for them during the summer leading up to the conference. Student applications are prioritized based on three criteria including: whether a student is a single-author on a paper, whether a student has been awarded a top paper, and whether a student is participating in the AEJMC Job Hub.
  • The Graduate Student Info Expo is a new event at AEJMC. On the last day of the conference, grad students are invited to visit with representatives from participating universities. In addition to gathering information about varying programs around the country, interested students also have an opportunity to meet with faculty and students from each participating institution. More info about the expo and participants is posted on the AEJMC website leading up to the annual conference.
  • The AEJMC Job Hub is the perfect place to start looking for a job. Each year, numerous universities seeking to fill teaching positions sign up to be part of the program, while job seekers are encouraged to enroll early in the summer leading up to each given conference. Through the Job Hub, employers and job seekers can share positions, search CVs, and set up interviews that take place during AEJMC. More info about the Job Hub is posted on AEJMC website leading up to the annual conference.