Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community partners can meet up for career conversations, in-person or online, thanks to a partnership between the University of Windsor and a technology platform called Ten Thousand Coffees.
Launched during 2019 Spring Convocation, the platform has registered students and alumni eager to meet like-minded individuals to share their experiences, answer questions, and provide guidance.
UWindsor Ten Thousand Coffees will help participants gain a better understanding of what careers are available, develop their communication skills through real-world practice, and build a network of other University of Windsor students, alumni, faculty and staff based on interests and skills.
It is powered by RBC Future Launch, which funds programs to prepare youth for the changing world of work.
“Technology is changing the way we network and communicate,” says Rob Janisse, leader of the UWindsor Ten Thousand Coffees team. “This platform provides participants with meaningful conversations based on shared interested and areas of expertise in an easy-to-use online environment.”
He encourages staff and faculty not only to share this new platform with students they interact with, but to sign up as mentors. Find more information, including details on how to sign up, on the program website.