A new program at MacEwan University is helping to ease the transition from student to working professional by tapping into one of the university’s most valuable resources: its alumni.
Through the support of RBC Future Launch, MacEwan has partnered up with Ten Thousand Coffees, a program that provides networking and mentorship opportunities between students and alumni. MacEwan students (or recent grads) are paired with alumni based on their discipline and interests, and introduced via email. From there, they can choose to meet in person or communicate online about career, studies and professional goals.
It’s a valuable opportunity for students to learn from someone who was once in their shoes, and who understands the specific challenges of trying to build a career in their particular field. It’s also a way for them to make connections in that field.
“Just answering the question, ‘What has your career path been like?’ can provide a student with career insight that moves them forward.” —Gillian Kemp
Alumni benefit too. Ten Thousand Coffees is a meaningful way to stay involved with the university, and share their wisdom, says Gillian. “Just answering the question, ‘What has your career path been like?’ can provide a student with career insight that moves them forward.”
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