Ten Thousand Coffees UWaterloo Arts Café

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What if every Arts student and alumnus had five to fifteen new connections to learn, share, and grow?

Introducing UWaterloo Arts Café 

Career success can be achieved by building strong relationships with peers and industry leaders, and networking is one of the most important skills to learn to begin building that relationship. 

It can lead to jobs (some say 85% of jobs are obtained through networking), important relationships that can boost our careers, and it can provide helpful mentoring opportunities from experienced professionals. The top skills companies are looking for across all industries are active listening, speaking, critical thinking and social perceptiveness. Improve these skills by connecting with others, sharing your story and asking thoughtful questions.

UWaterloo Arts has partnered with Ten Thousand Coffees to introduce alumni and students to each other for career conversations, based on their areas of expertise and goals. 

The platform matches alumni with students and grads for career advice over ‘coffee’ – either online or in person.

It takes only an hour every 1-3 months to meet someone new from UWaterloo Arts, create an opportunity to learn, share and answer questions.

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Waterloo Arts students

As a student at Waterloo, you have access to alumni and industry partners with valuable life and career advice to share.

Join this network to: 

  • Gain a better understanding of what careers are available with your degree
  • Develop your networking and communications skills through real-world practice
  • Build your network of UWaterloo alumni based on their industry and interests.

Waterloo Arts alumni

As a graduate from UWaterloo Arts, you have valuable life and career advice to share.  

Join this network to: 

  • Help shape the careers of students and young alumni by sharing your career advice and experience
  • Develop your networking and mentoring skills through real-world practice
  • Build your network of other UWaterloo alumni and faculty based on your industry and interests.

How does the Arts Cafe work?

  • You’ll receive monthly introductions to a fellow student or alumni based on your career interests and goals. Introductions are sent directly to your preferred inbox.
  • Suggest a time to chat, in-person at a coffee shop or online from the comfort of your home, to share your advice and experience. You can schedule a time, and get an invite directly to your G-mail/Outlook.
  • Receive an official LinkedIn certification to recognize your commitment to continuous learning and career advancement