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July 28, 2017

It is getting close to the date when you will start the PhD program. In most business schools, this will involve some initial prep-courses, like a math tutorial. You will most likely also have the Dean or the PhD Program Director do a presentation for you about the pro...

(PA: More advise on how to get to the finish line of a PhD program, get that job, and finally relax and drink your coffee. My recommendation: Read Part 1 before starting!) 

Value and appreciate your supporters: they make the breakthroughs happen.

Let me be honest. I...

Almost two months after I signed the contract for my first job, I am beginning to feel that the job market stage is indeed over, and can congratulate myself for getting it done and doing my best over the toughest time of the PhD program. I hope the following tips and l...

After going through the long and grueling process of gathering transcripts and diplomas, writing dozens of statements of purpose, and gathering recommendation letters, after the agonizing wait for admission decisions, you have finally received one (or several!) offers...

December 1, 2015

Every year, the American Marketing Association creates a nice report that lists the Marketing PhD students that have finished their

programs and where they will be spending years and years as professors or researchers. This is called the Who Went Where report and...

June 12, 2015

The interview at the Marketing PhD job market is an essential step in the transition from Marketing PhD to Marketing Professor. Here are the top 4 tips:


Tip 1 - Introduction: Starting with a strong introduction will keep the audiences engaged for a longer time, and wil...


One of the most important decisions in the process of going from PhD to Professor in Marketing starts with the choice of the PhD program. And that choice is strongly influenced by the reputation and success of the schools in creating good scholars and placing graduati...

October 26, 2014


Even though this blog is focused on the transition from PhD to Professor - mainly the last years of a PhD in Marketing and first years of a Marketing professor - I decided that it might be useful to put out there some deadlines for applying to a PhD program. After all...

April 24, 2014

I was invited by Kishor Vaidya, Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, to write an article about why should people want to learn marketing, to be published in a book called Marketing for the Curious: Why Study Marketing. Here it is an excerpt about availabl...

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A blog about two life stages: being a Marketing PhD student and becoming a Marketing professor at a business school.

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