Welcome to SPARK

SPARK: The Doctoral Success Program aims to provide support to doctoral scholars who are approaching or already in the post-coursework phase of their graduate journey.

In collaboration with institutional resources across Claremont Graduate University, the Office of Student Engagement invites our doctoral scholars to join upcoming workshops and events, make use of our academic affirming community space, and utilize toolkits aimed at accomplishing their next doctoral milestone.

Provide Feedback

As we continue to plan and develop sessions for SPARK, we ask that you share your feedback with us. Please click the button below to share any suggested sessions, workshops, or topics that you would like to see incorporated in our 2023-2024 academic year programming. Our goal remains to help doctoral students make progress towards degree milestones and feel successful as they advance towards degree completion.

Share Your Feedback

Academic Affirming Community

Integral to SPARK is building community and establishing accountability with peers. We invite doctoral scholars to join our academic affirming community space via Microsoft Engage, where doctoral students can engage with each other regardless of location. We invite you all to connect and share your research, ask questions, ask for support, and build community with other CGU scholars. We encourage you to review our Viva Engage Community Guidelines as you look to engage with your peers.

Spring 2024 SPARK Recommended Workshops

Doctoral Toolkit

We have curated a toolkit of helpful documents and resources to support you in goal setting, planning, and milestone mapping. CLICK HERE to Access and download the toolkit.