Chemistry Coffee Breaks

Please note that we are scheduling only virtual Coffee Breaks at this time. Please contact for more information.

The Department of Chemistry ‘Coffee Break’ Program was developed in response to the need identified by our graduate students for informal professional development and mentorship opportunities. The program is designed to foster career development and pairs current graduate students with departmental alumni now working in professional capacities. 

What is a Coffee Break?

It’s an opportunity for a small group of graduate students (up to five) to meet with Chemistry alumni for an informal mentoring session. Held at a coffee shop or restaurant near campus, students will have a chance to ask alumni questions about:

  • Obtaining employment
  • Career advancement 
  • Networking 
  • Corporate culture & expectations 
  • Navigating graduate studies
  • And more

Sign up for a Coffee Break

Alumni who apply for the program are to provide a one-hour window to attend a “coffee break” between:

  • 10:00am to 12:00pm or 
  • 2:00pm to 4:00pm; 

On a: 

  • Tuesday, 
  • Wednesday or
  • Thursday.

Sign up for a Coffee Break