Dr. Sherry (Qiang) Fu, Oklahoma State PhD in Management Alum, talks about her PhD experience
From Alexis Hightower
Topics: Overall Experience, Working with Faculty, Prep for Publishing and Job Market - Dr. Sherry Fu, Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior in the Management Department at Colorado State University, touches on her overall experience, working with our research faculty preparation for publishing and job market, working with our research faculty, and overall experience in Oklahoma State's PhD in Management program. Interested in getting a PhD in Management? Visit our website! https://go.okstate.edu/graduate-academics/programs/doctoral/business-administration-option-in-manage...
Hi, I am Sherry Fu. I'm currently assistant professor at Colorado State University and I graduated from the doctoral program at Oklahoma State University in the spring of 2022. I had my undergraduate study in China and in human resource management and after that, I did my Master's in Hong Kong and also in human resource management.
So, actually when I first started my doctoral program, I was enrolled at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and in my third year my advisor, Nikos Dimotakis accepted position in Oklahoma State University. So I decided to just transfer there to continue working with him. So when I was at Oklahoma State University, I worked with a lot of people, mainly I think almost all the faculty there on the OB Side. Lindsey Greco, Anna Lennard, and Lisa Lambert, Federico Aime from the strategy side.
I think we don't have a like a regular meeting oftentimes, but it's more because those are the people who I feel really comfortable just dropping by and bouncing ideas off like almost every day maybe. So we don't have like a structured meeting in that sense, but we just like talk a lot and throughout my program. I feel that really helped me to you know, communicate and exchange ideas with them on a daily basis.
Absolutely! So um I started to collaborate with them as soon as I was in Oklahoma State in my third year. So I published with the almost everyone on the OB side and also Federico in our program. I think they you know, they have been really instrumental in helping me just through out the publication process just because I had no idea before. You know what the process is like, and how to deal with reviewers ,and how to deal with the R&R process and I think they have been really helpful in guiding me through the whole process so that I know what to do in this in this publication.
So in that I really appreciate many of them. I think they they really went above and beyond to help students succeed, in that sense. For example, all of our faculty, including you know the ones I mentioned before, Lindsey and Anna and Lisa, they all gave me incredible support during my interview process, and I have scheduled multiple mock interviews with them so that they helped me to refine my answers to the interview questions. Also, Federico has been really helpful in my job talk where he spent hours and just you know, editing my slides. So yeah, they have been really helpful, including my advisor of course.