UVic Alumni Connect: Online networking and mentorship

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UVic Alumni Connect — The University of Victoria's online networking and mentoring platform powered by Ten Thousand Coffees.

More and more jobs are being filled via networking these days, and the top skills companies are looking for across ALL industries include active listening, speaking, critical thinking and social perceptiveness. Everyone can improve these skills by connecting with others, sharing insights and having the opportunity to ask questions. It is key for students to receive support and advice from those in industry, and UVic alumni have valuable life and career advice to share. 

Powered by Ten Thousand Coffees, UVic Alumni Connect is an exclusive networking platform that brings alumni and students together for meaningful career conversations, based on specific career interests and goals. You can schedule and set up a coffee chat to take place in-person or online.

Take an hour every one to three months to meet someone new from UVic and create an opportunity to learn, share and answer questions.

Our next match date is Wednesday, June 24 — Sign up Now *

Stay tuned for more Faculty Cafés coming later this year!

How does UVic Alumni Connect work?

  • You’ll receive an introduction each month to a UVic student or grad based on your career interests and goals.
  • Suggest a time to chat, in-person at a coffee shop or online to exchange ideas and share your experience.
  • Conversation themes and icebreakers will be provided for each chat.
  • You will receive an official LinkedIn certification to recognize your commitment to continuous learning and career advancement.
  • Once you join, all introductions are sent directly to your preferred inbox. You can schedule a time and receive an invite directly to your gmail/Outlook.

How do I join?

Visit one of our four UVic Faculty Cafés listed above.

When you register with your preferred email, administrators will verify your degree to facilitate your access to the networking program.

*Privacy Notice

UVic makes the mentoring program available to you for your personal use on a voluntary basis. By clicking on the Café links, you will be leaving the University of Victoria website and going to the Ten Thousand Coffees website, which is partially hosted outside of Canada.

During the registration process, you will be asked to provide your name and other identifying information. By using Ten Thousand Coffees, you are consenting to the storage of this information in the United States. Canadian privacy laws do not apply to personal information you provide directly to Ten Thousand Coffees. You may wish to review the Ten Thousand Coffees Privacy Policy and Terms of Reference before using the service.

UVic does not provide any personal information about you to Ten Thousand coffees.

UVic does access the information stored on Ten Thousand Coffees site. UVic may collect personal information of alumni for the purpose of its alumni program. The university’s collection of personal information complies with section 26 of the FIPPA and the University Act. For a detailed listing of the collection purposes see Procedures for the Management of Personal Information. Questions about the collection of information by Ten Thousand Coffees or UVic may be directed to .

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