Having a diverse network of contacts accelerates careers, builds community, and helps individuals benefit from the knowledge and experience of others, says Rob Janisse, co-ordinator of special projects in the office of Alumni Affairs and Donor Communications.
He is the leader of a team spearheading the launch today — Tuesday, May 28 — of a new networking and mentoring platform to introduce graduates and students based on their specific career interests and goals.
UWindsor Ten Thousand Coffees, powered by RBC Future Launch, which funds programs to prepare youth for the changing world of work, will provide participants with simple, step-by-step instructions on how to network and mentor effectively. Registrants can receive LinkedIn certificates to help in their job search and support them during professional development.
“It’s about connecting students with alumni to identify career opportunities,” says Janisse. “We’re building an easy-to-use platform that links generations of Lancers.”
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.