CDS Student Coffee Chat

The College of Doctoral Studies Student Coffee Chat (SCC) is a virtual, bi-monthly event aimed at fostering student success. Each session includes a lively discussion, with like-minded people, for inspiration and guidance as you advance within your program and beyond. SCC topics are announced approximately one month beforehand, so please visit this page often!


Saturday, January 15, 2022 (10:00 am Phoenix time)

"Dissertation 101"

During this informal session, we will chat about the dissertation writing process, including strategies on how to stay engaged in the writing and revision processes. Whether you are just thinking about the process, are in the early stages of the writing process, or are almost done and want to share your experiences... this session is for you!  So, grab your favorite beverage and join us for this enlightening and lively conversation!
This event is open to current UOPX students and recent graduates.

Register here


Future CDS Student Coffee Chats 

Saturday, March 19, 2022 (TBA)

Saturday, May 21, 2022 (TBA)


Previous CDS Student Coffee Chats:

Self-Care, Surviving, and Thriving


The Fabulous Five: One Year Later


Understanding the Oral Defense


Managing Impostor Syndrome


Social Distancing, Perseverance, and the “New Normal”


Conducting Research and Program Progression During the COVID-19 Pandemic