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As a fourth year doctoral candidate, in addition to having completed comprehensive examinations and prospectus and working on the dissertation, my thoughts are also turning towards the job market and securing that first academic position. This purpose of this blog is to chronicle the trials and tribulations of completing my Ph.D. and finding that first job.

Friday, October 21, 2005

First Real Day

Well, the first real day of AECT went well, minus the Internet woes and all of the other negative first and second impressions. As the chair of the committee that organized the student lounge, I spent most of the day in there. We had a good turn-out (a dozen to a dozen and a half for most sessions, with 32 at one session) right up until the around 2:00pm (when we had four and five people attend the last two sessions). I note that the discounted AECT disney after 2:00pm tickets are less than $40, which I'm hoping explains the dramatic drop off.

In any regard, we had a total of ninety-eight people attend the seven sessions that we held today (now some, many of these were repeat customers - in fact I was counted five times in that list, but it does give a total.

Here's hoping to having as good a day today... I'll update you at the end of the day if I can.

This entry has been cross-posed in both my blog area at the Overlay and my academic blog (i.e., Breaking into the Academy).

Tags: AECT 2005, AECT, graduate student, graduate students, graduate school, higher education, education

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