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Welcome to Careers Division

This is what we do: The Careers Division of the Academy of Management supports research, teaching, and practice focused on people's lifelong succession of work experiences, the structure of opportunity to work, and the relationship between careers and other aspects of life.

Our major research interest topics include: individual career development; career management strategies; career planning; career outcomes (success, plateauing, derailment); relationships between human resource systems and careers; life cycle interactions with work; race, culture, and gender effects on careers; labor force diversity; internal labor market structures and functions; cross-cultural careers; and effects of demographic and social changes on work.

This is how we do it: Our volunteers work in small committees to support our members with information, news and activities throughout the year. These are the elected representatives-at-large and non-elected volunteers (V) serving in the 2023-2024 committees. Please reach out to them to find out more:

  • Mentoring Committee: Supports our Division members with both mentoring and Careers in the Rough programs in person and online:
  • Prestige and Impact Committee: Shares meaningful careers-related research with our members
  • Research collaboration Committee: Aims to generate new careers-related research collaborations for our members
  • Value beyond August Committee: Supports activities outside the Annual Meeting, including our Regional Ambassadors program to take careers-related research to the world
  • Doctoral Consortium: Flagship AOM meeting program for PhD scholars
  • Membership: Supports our growing membership
  • Communications and Social Media: Supports our communication with members and non-members.
    • Victor Chen CHAIR
    • Mostafa Ayoobzadeh
    • Noemi Nagy
    • Jenna-Lyn Roman (V)
    • Xiaoxia Zhu (V)
  • Appointed roles that support the teams:
    • Treasurer, Ali Dachner
    • Secretary, Erin Makarius
    • Archivist & historian, Sherry Sullivan
    • Communications chair, Victor Chen
  • Executive
    • Chair, Denise Jepsen
    • Past Chair, Rick Cotton
    • Chair-Elect, Serge Da Motta Veiga
    • Program Chair, Daniel Spurk
    • PDW Chair, Jen Tosti-Kharas

And our specialist conference: Our second Careers Division Community Conference, CarCon, was held at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam on 18-19 April 2024. The conference featured keynotes by Mina Beigi (UK), Frederick P. Morgeson (US), and Sharon Parker (AUS).  The conference was a huge success with over 200 participants. A call will be issued for the next CarCon shortly. The committee is Chaired by Jos Akkermans, contact j.akkermans@vu.nl.

A warm hello: Hi and welcome to the Careers Division. We are a small friendly Division that supports each other in our professional, scholarly, and community endeavours. We look forward to seeing you at an event or activity. Please reach out to any of us if you have any questions or would like to become involved in the Division.

Welcome from 2024 Division Chair, Professor Denise Jepsen,

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