HCBE Faculty Presentations


Hitting the Ground Running: Surviving and Thriving in the First Year in Your New Job

Event Location / Date(s)

Providence College, Providence, RI

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Presentation Date


Conference Name / Publication Title

2017 Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (OBTC)


The excitement of starting a new job can cause people to underestimate, or overlook, the challenges of “hitting the ground running” in a new environment. While much generalized career advice exists about how to “fit in,” this session focuses on issues pertinent to academia, especially in the critical first year where the foundations of promotions, contract renewal, and tenure are often laid. Led by mid-career academics who just recently switched institutions, we seek to share—and hopefully create with participants—the knowledge of the specific academic activities that will lead to a successful transition year.