The School of Management hosts the first of four Early Career Academic (ECA) workshops in 2015 to provide a platform for academics starting out in the industry.
The School of Management hosted the ECA workshop, in partnership with the Australia & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) at the State Library of Victoria.
The workshop was well attended by ECAs and PhD candidates from across Victoria. It was the fifth ANZAM ECA workshop since this new initiative was founded by ANZAM in 2014, and the first of four planned for 2015 at institutions across Australia and New Zealand.
The aim of the workshop series is to offer support and advice to management academics just starting out in their careers.
The RMIT workshop was facilitated by ANZAM Board members and School of Management staff at various stages of their academic careers, with an array of experiences and knowledge to offer.
Dr Tim Butcher said: “Participants discussed the challenges and opportunities that academics face today, how to develop teaching and research strategies, and how foundational the doctoral dissertation is to career building.”
“The key thing we took away from the workshop was understanding that there are various pathways to take along an academic journey; some will be challenging, but most will open up new opportunities,” Butcher said.
“Although academic life can seem overwhelming to those just starting out, it was clear from the session that it can also be extremely rewarding - and most of all enjoyable.”