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.


Haven't signed up for the platform yet? Now is your chance to take networking to the next level!

From June 29th - July 6th 2020 create an account and be automatically entered for a chance to win one of two gift cards worth $50 CAD to either Tim Hortons or Amazon!

For full contest details, click below:

Official Contest Rules & Regulations

Contest Period 

The York University LA&PS Network Node Giveaway (the “Contest”) is organized by York University (“the Organizer”) and will take place from 12:01 a.m., Eastern Time (EST) June 29, 2020 to 11:59 p.m. EST July 6, 2020. Only entries received during the entry period and which are otherwise fully compliant with these Contest Rules are “valid entries”.  


These are the official rules and regulations (the “Rules”) applicable to persons who enter the Contest (“Entrants”). The Contest is open only to legal residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, who have reached the age of majority in the province or territory in which they reside at the time of entry and are registered students in good standing at York University. Entrants must meet one of the following two requirements: 

  1. a current York University student pursuing a degree offered through the School of Administrative Studies, School of Human Resources Management, or School of Information Technology 
  2. a York University alum who graduated with a degree offered through the university’s Scool of Administrative Studies, School of Human Resources Management, or School of Information Technology 

By entering the Contest, Entrant accepts the Rules and agrees to be bound by them and the interpretation of these Rules by the Organizer. 

How To Enter   

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter. 
  2. Entrants must join and complete the onboarding process for the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies’ (LA&PS) Network Node platform during the contest administration period. 
  3. Entrants may be invited to consent to receive promotional emails from York University. Providing consent to receive promotional emails is not a requirement to participate in the Contest. Entrants are responsible for the cost of their connection to the Contest website via the Internet. York University does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Contest website. 
  4. An entrant may not submit more than one Entry. If it is discovered that an entrant has submitted more than one Entry, such entrant will be disqualified from participating in the Contest. Any attempt or suspected attempt by an entrant to submit more than one Entry by using multiple email addresses or any other means will void all Entries for such entrant. Entries that are late, lost, incomprehensible, misdirected, contain an erroneous phone and/or email address or that do not otherwise conform to the Rules may be disqualified by York University 
  5. The Organizer is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, stolen, delayed, damageddestroyed, invalid or illegible entries, or for any unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions, on-line failures, hardware, software or other technical functions or disturbances or any other communications failures or circumstances affecting, disrupting or corrupting the Contest in any manner.  

Chances Of Winning  

The odds of being selected as a potential winner depend on the number of eligible Entries received by LA&PS. 


  1. There are 2 prizes (the “Prizes”) consisting of digital gift cards - $50 and $50 Tim Hortons. One prize will be awarded for each category‘current student’ and ‘alumni’.The approximate cash value of the Prize is $50 CAD.
  2. The Prize will be distributed within 30 calendar days after the Prize Winner has been successfully notified of his/her Prize and fulfilled the requirements set out herein. 
  3. On July 7, 2020, the winning entrants (one from each category) will be selected by a random draw from all eligible Entries (within each categoryreceived during the Contest Period. 
  4. The selected entrant will be notified by LA&PS or its agents by telephone or email on July 7, 2020. 
  5. If a selected Entrant does not respond to the Organizer within three (3) business days of notification or does not comply with these Official Contest Rules, the prize will be forfeited and prizes will be reassigned based on votes for the remaining entries. York University is not responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of a selected entrant to receive notification or of York University to receive a selected entrant’s response. 
  6. In order to win the prize, the selected Entrant must first correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question administered by e-mail or telephone 
  7. No cash alternative or substitution of the prize is provided, except that York University, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the prize is unavailable for any reason. The prize is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind and must be accepted as awarded. York University disclaims all warranties including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. 
  8. Prize is not transferable unless authorized in writing by York University before the transfer is made. Such authorization may be granted or withheld in York University’s sole discretion.   
  9. Any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the winner. 
  10. In order to be declared a winner, the selected Entrants will be required to swear an affidavit indicating eligibility and compliance with these Official Contest Rules.  In the event that the winner has not yet reached the age of 18 years or the age of majority in the winner’s province or territory of residence, then the selected Entrant’s parent/legal guardian must sign the affidavit to confirm compliance and consent with these Official Contest Rules and to accept the prize on behalf of the minor, and provide a release and indemnity pursuant to Subsection 5(d) below. 

Conditions of Participation 

By participating in this Contest, you agree: 

  1. to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and the decisions of the Organizer, whose decisions are final;  
  2. that if selected as a winner, you give York University and its agents the right to publish or broadcast your name without compensation other than the value of the prize offered; and 
  3. to release and indemnify and hold harmless York University, their advertising and promotional agencies, the prize suppliers, and all their respective officers, directors, employees, owners, agents, contractors, representatives, successors and assigns from any liability in connection with or arising out of this Contest, the awarding of the prize, the use of any personal information or the use of merchandise purchased in relation to winning a prize. 
  4. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Released Parties will not be liable for (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information, whether caused or provided by Contest entrants, Contest website users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of Entries, (b) any theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries or the Contest website, (c) any problems with, or technical malfunctions of, telephone networks or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs, (d) any failure of the website during the Contest, (e) any failure of any entry to be received for any reason including, but not limited to, technical problems, internet traffic, or any combination thereof, (f) any damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest or downloading or accessing materials related to the Contest, (g) printing, distribution, programming or production errors, and any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, (h) technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein, (i) anyone being incorrectly and/or mistakenly identified as a Prize Winner and/or (f) any combination of the above. 


York University also reserves the right, without prior notice, and at any time, to terminate the Contest, in whole or in part or modify, suspend or extend the Contest in any way.  

General Provisions 

  1. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Contest Rules does not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  
  2. This Contest and these Official Contest Rules are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws. 
  3. Mass Entries, automated Entries, Entries submitted by third parties, and any Entries or Prize claims that are late, fraudulent or delayed will be void. All decisions of York University with respect to all aspects of the Contest are final and binding on all entrants without any right of appeal. York University’s failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. 
  4. York University reserves the right to cancel, suspend, withdraw, or amend the Contest or Rules in any way, without prior notice or obligations, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause beyond the control of York University that interferes with the conduct of the Contest. Any change to the Rules will be posted at  
  5. Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, the Organizer shall, to the extent possible, award any remaining prizes in a fair and equitable manner, determined in its discretion, among the eligible entries received that are unaffected by the problem. 
  6. York University reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to York University) for the purposes of verifying the entrant’s eligibility, the legitimacy of any entry, and/or a Prize claim, or for any other reason York University deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering the Contest in accordance with the Contest Rules or awarding any of the Prize. 

Privacy Notice 

Personal information in connection with the Contest is collected under the authority of The York University Act, 1965 and will be used for the administration of the Contest and related purposes. If you have any questions about the collection of personal information by York University, please contact Sasha Smith, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, tel. 416-371-3978. 

Limitation of Liability 

The Contest is not associated to, run by, or sponsored by Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. By participating in the Contest, Entrant provides information to the Organizer and not to InstagramFacebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. By accepting these Rules you release Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter of all responsibilities. 

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.



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.