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New partnership makes networking and mentorship opportunities more accessible for U of G business students

Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2018

A new partnership with RBC Future Launch and Ten Thousand Coffees will help U of G business students prepare for the future of work and increase access to alumni networking and mentoring.

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“Research shows that 90 per cent of millennials view a lack of opportunities – like career development and training – as the largest barrier facing their generation,” said Mary DePaoli, Chief Marketing Officer, RBC. “At RBC, we want to help set up young people for success and through this partnership, thousands of college and university students will be able to connect with alumni across Canada and build their own networks and mentoring opportunities.”

The partnership will provide students the tools they need for the future and help them become more engaged, productive, innovative and more successful. RBC Future Launch chose the Ten Thousand Coffees networking platform to make this process as accessible as possible.

Ten Thousand Coffees matches students with alumni based on their career goals and provides simple, step-by-step instructions on how to network effectively. The program also offers LinkedIn certificates aimed at helping participants in their job search and support them during professional development.

The University of Guelph is one of seven post-secondary institutions chosen to participate in the program, which officially launches September 17th.

If you are interested in learning more about the program as a student or an alumni mentor, more information can be found on the CBE Website.

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