Career in Performance Management Academia Mentorship Program

The Centre offers the Career in Performance Management Academia Mentorship Program. The description and application process for this program is described below.

Purpose

The purpose of this mentorship program is to provide interested School of Accounting and Finance students with the opportunity to learn more about a career in performance management academia. Specifically, the program will expose students to the research and teaching responsibilities of performance management accounting professors, and provide students with valuable information about the benefits and costs of pursuing a PhD in the area of performance management.

Successful applicants will receive a $500 award for participating in the program.

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

Successful applicants will commit to the following:

  • Attend 3 relevant School of Accounting and Finance research workshops. In addition to attending the workshops, applicants will read the introduction of each paper and meet with their mentor before each workshop to discuss relevant aspects of the paper.
  • Commit 5 hours to shadowing the research activities of their mentor. These activities include (but are not limited to): conducting experiments, data collection, data analysis, writing manuscripts, etc.
  • Commit 5 hours to shadowing the preparation and debriefing of 1 class lecture. These activities include (but are not limited to): finding content, activity preparation, LEARN management, etc.
  • Prepare a blog (max 1000 words) that describes aspects of the mentorship program that were particularly informative. This blog may be used by the Centre for Performance Management Research and Education in its marketing materials or published on the Centre’s website.

Application

Applications are to be submitted by the faculty member that has agreed to serve as a mentor of an interested student. Applications are to be sent directly to the Director of the Centre, and will be evaluated on an ongoing basis subject to funding constraints. Applications should include the following:

  • Student’s name, year in the SAF program, and student ID #
  • Faculty name and position
  • Start date and anticipated end date of the program
  • Signed pledge by the faculty member to mentor the student

Student Experiences

To learn more and gain additional insight into the Career in Performance Management Academia Mentorship Program, read the interviews with and reflections written by students who have recently completed the program.