Network Node

Are you looking to grow your network and build professional relationships with other students and alumni in LA&PS? We are excited to make available the Network Node, an exclusive networking platform, powered by Ten Thousand Coffees, that brings alumni and students together for meaningful career conversations based on their specific interests and goals.

Networking and mentorship have a positive impact on hiring, and having a diverse network helps to accelerate careers and tap into the smart thinking of peers locally and globally.

Whether you are a current student or a proud member of our alumni community, networking just became a whole lot easier. All it takes is a one-hour commitment each month for a coffee chat.

Participating Programs:

  • School of Administrative Studies, all undergraduate and graduate programs
  • School of Human Resources Management, all undergraduate and graduate programs
  • School of Information Technology, all undergraduate and graduate programs

How it works:

  • Create a profile to become a participant
  • You will then receive monthly introductions based on the career interests and goals you have listed on your profile
  • Once matched, either person can suggest a time to chat – in-person, at a coffee shop or online from the comfort of your home

Note: All introductions are sent directly to your preferred inbox. Schedule a time and get an invite directly to your email.

 

Benefits:

The Network Node makes networking easy. With 85% of jobs being filled via networking and 2.4 million jobs available over the next four years, the time to build your network is now. The top skills companies are looking for across ALL industries, are active listening, speaking, critical thinking and social perception. Improve these skills by connecting with others, sharing your skills or story and asking thoughtful questions.

As a student you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of what careers are available with your degree
  • Develop networking and communications skills through real-world practice
  • Build networks with SAS alumni based on your industry and interests
  • Receive an official LinkedIn certification to recognize your commitment to continuous learning and career advancement

As alumni you will:

  • Help shape the careers of students and young alumni by sharing your career advice and experience
  • Build your networks by connecting with students who could become future employees or colleagues
  • Communicate information about yourselves and your organizations, providing a forum for discussion
  • Receive an official LinkedIn certification to recognize your commitment to continuous learning and career advancement

This program is sponsored by RBC Future Launch

RBC Future Launch is RBC’s commitment to empower Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow. RBC is dedicating $500 million to help young people access meaningful employment through practical work experience, skills development, networking and access to mental well-being supports and services.