Lin (PhD) selected for doctoral student seminar

UW iSchool students continue to garner national recognition for their creative work and leadership: PhD candidate Peyina Lin recently participated in the 2010 ASIST Doctoral Seminar for Research and Career Development, a forum for up-and-coming doctoral students.

Submissions to the Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship and the ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award were considered for this ASIST Doctoral Seminar. Lin's submission to the Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship was ranked amongst the top ten across these two awards, and so she was invited to the session to discuss strategies for developing her career and preparing to become a professor.

During the session, Lin was first paired with a mentor who had similar interests to herself. "It was a great opportunity to have one-on-one sessions with an expert in my field, who also shared a similarly interdisciplinary background," she said.

The second part of the session, in which all ten doctoral students and their ten senior scholar mentors came together, focused on strategies for positioning oneself for a tenure-track position. "We discussed in detail some very useful strategies related to successful tenure, promotion, and publication," Lin said regarding the value of the session.

To learn more about Lin and her research, visit her website.