Catalog of Common Coffee Hours Topics.
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Advising and Course Work Related Topics

  • Who teaches courses in my interests?
  • What courses should I take based on my interest?
  • Am I prepared for the courses I'm interested in taking?
  • What is a good workload in college?
  • How do I find out the workload in a course?
  • How did you come to your area of study?

Graduate School Related Topics

  • Should I go to grad school?
  • Do I have a chance to succeed in grad school?
  • When is the best time to go to grad school?
  • Should I sign up for the integrated BS/MS?
  • Differences between MS and Ph.D?
  • What jobs are available to MS & Ph.D grads?
  • Resources are available to help me apply?
  • Who do I ask for letters of recommendation?

Career Plan Related Topics

  • Should I take job A or B based on my interest?
  • What do you know about company A?
  • How do I get an internship at company A?
  • What is the daily work like in job A?
  • Does job A require any certifications?
  • What did you learn from your internships?
  • What should I include/emphasize on my resume?

BS/MS/PhD Research Related Topics

  • How do I find a faculty advisor?
  • What are examples of current topics?
  • What institutions are leaders in that topic?
  • What faculty members are working on those research topics?
  • What research topics is the student pursuing or interested in?
  • How do I align my graduate degree with my research interests?