A new platform to bring together UPEI alumni and students for meaningful mentorship opportunities for as little as an hour every month.
UPEI Connect is an online networking program powered by the Ten Thousand Coffees platform. It matches alumni from around the globe with students and recent grads to develop important professional relationships.
As a mentor, you would share your knowledge and wisdom to make a difference for a fellow UPEI student or recent graduate. Your life experience matters and it can help a fellow UPEI grad or student achieve their professional career goals.
How it works
Mentors and mentees will receive monthly introductions based on similar career interests and goals. All introductions are sent directly to your preferred email address. You will work together to organize either an in-person or online chat. After 12 months, you will both receive an official LinkedIn certification to recognize your commitment to continuous learning and career advancement.
How do I join?
- Go to UPEI Connect sign-up.
- You will be placed into an approval queue to be reviewed by the hub administrators. Please ensure you have fully completed your profile to ensure best matches.
- Respond to an invitation when you are matched with someone from UPEI.
- Provide us feedback about your successful coffee chats.
To further ensure this is a positive and meaningful experience for all, here are some links to helpful documents:
"I get a real kick out of facilitating further connections for the mentees such as introducing a foreign student from Mauritius to a colleague who was also born there, introducing an IT student to a colleague who works in IT, introducing a lonely foreign student to a younger alumni based in Charlottetown. When I ask people from my network if they are available the answer is consistently yes! But it is not all about giving. Every connection I make as an alumni/mentor I end up learning something new! It is easy to lose touch in the current pandemic so the contacts through 10 Thousand Coffees are a little bright spot in my day." - Holly MacDonald, BBA '81