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 21, 2023 @ 9:00 AM Mountain/ 11:00 AM Eastern

Pour your favorite beverage and get ready… Our "chat" for January is titled, "Family, Friends, and Cookouts: Developing Personal Support Systems."

How do we build the support systems needed for academic success in a doctoral program?  How can we prepare family and friends to best support our efforts as emerging scholars?  Often, doctoral students need to say "I can't" to friends and family members as they focus on making progress within their doctoral programs.  While friends and family can serve as valuable sources of support for doctoral students, they can also be one of the biggest challenges within the process, as well. In this session, we will chat about the strategies needed to prepare others for this journey and look at ways to reinforce those strategies as students move into the various stages of doctoral studies. 

Register for the next CDS Student Coffee Chat here.


Future CDS Student Coffee Chats:

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Saturday, May 20, 2023


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