Coffee Chats

The OPIM Department in the School of Business offers hands-on technology oriented coffee chats on a variety of topics of interest to the UConn community.

These coffee chats provide an excellent virtual learning opportunity as well as a venue for the exchange of ideas among fellow members of the university and professionals. All coffee chats are 30-60 minutes networking sessions and are held on zoom.


A coffee chat is an intimate, moderated conversation between a business tech professional and about 10 students who can ask any questions about career experience.

Length: 30 - 60 Minutes

Entrepreneurship at the Collegiate Level

Friday September 9th, 2022

2:00 - 3:00PM

Inside Amazon

Monday September 12th, 2022

6:00 - 7:00PM

Customer and Medical Research


Wednesday September 14th, 2022

7:00 - 8:00PM

A Talk with a Technology Futurist

Thursday October 13th, 2022

6:00 - 7:00PM

An Insider View of Google

Thursday October 20th, 2022

3:30 - 4:30PM

Technology and Society

Monday October 24th, 2022

1:00 - 2:00PM

Machine Learning


Monday November 7th, 2022

12:00 - 1:00PM

Technology and Intellectual Property

Wednesday November 16th, 2022

1:00 - 2:00PM

Stay tuned for the Spring 2023 Workshop schedule!

Jaffer Sheikh

Thursday February 2nd, 2023

4:00 - 5:00PM

Careers in Consumer Goods R&D with Jessica McKeon

Thursday March 30th, 2023

4:00 - 5:00PM

Careers Off the Bench with Jessica Zimberlin Eastman

Tuesday April 4th, 2023

7:00 - 8:00PM

Pharmaceuticals with Carley Heck

Thursday April 13th, 2023

4:00 - 5:00PM

Photronics with Thomas Pauly

Tuesday April 18th, 2023

7:00 - 8:00PM

Aracelis Figueroa

Thursday February 16th, 2023

4:00 - 5:00PM

Caeley Looney

Tuesday February 7th, 2023

7:00 - 8:00PM

Alex Zevin

Tuesday February 21st, 2023

7:00 - 8:00PM

Photronics with Thomas Pauly

Tuesday April 18th, 2023

7:00 - 8:00PM

Creativity and Leadership with Aracelis Figueroa

Thursday April 27th, 2023

7:00 - 8:00PM


The coffee chats are open to anyone in the UConn community, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Space is limited so that we urge you to sign up early for a coffee chat that interests you.

Suggest a Coffee Chat

We would like to hear your ideas! If you have any coffee chat topics, professions, or companies that you would like to hear about/from please email Jon Moore at, with more information.