The College of Business and Economics research footprint and profile is enhanced by various activities and opportunities within the College. Accordingly, the CBE Executive Dean, Prof Daneel van Lill and Vice-Dean: Research, Prof Kelvin Bwalya hosted the first Doctoral Candidates Forum for 2019. Doctoral Candidates were informed on the available activities, support, training and resources to make their doctoral journey easier. They also had the opportunity to meet a staff member and thus, a direct contact person from both the UJ Postgraduate School and the UJ Library. The event ended with a questions and answers session followed by a collaborative networking opportunity among the candidates.