How much therapy is necessary for functional speech improvement following a neurological injury? How does student externship impact vocal performance? How can we facilitate mutual knowledge and understanding of autism spectrum disorders among students studying law and communication disorders and sciences? How do related professionals identify and address auditory processing challenges? These are all questions that students in the communication disorders and sciences (CDS) program are asking and answering through faculty-mentorship. Faculty and student partnerships take a variety of forms in the CDS program including supervision of student thesis work, undergraduate research programs such as McNair Scholars program, and through independent study opportunities. This flash talk will highlight a few of our recent projects in the hope of stimulating inter-disciplinary collaboration.