Humber café partners with 10,000 coffees for a networking event

by | Oct 31, 2018 | Biz/Tech, Life

Elesha Nicholls
Life Reporter

The Humber Café held a networking event showcasing its existing networking platform that brings the Humber community closer together.

Ten Thousand Coffees is an online platform that partners with schools and companies to make networking easier.

After a student signs-up through the website, the student would then select their role in the school, and create an “about me” page so others viewing the profile could get a sense of who they are.

The student then selects their interests, and then they select whether they are offering something to the Humber community or need something, which could be a job opportunity, internship, advice, or resume support.

People who sign up will then be connected with someone who can assist them with whatever they are looking for on the platform.

Students were greeted by Humber Alumni in the Gratitude Hall at the North campus, who spoke about the Humber Café platform, the uses of it, and why it would be beneficial for current students to join.

“Students, alumni, and faculty can all be a part of it. There are already thousands of Humber alumni using the platform and hundreds of current Humber students using it as well,” said alumni associate Aaron Mark.

“However we’re trying to raise awareness so that more current students can take advantage of the platform and make networking connections,” he said.

“Once you get in to the workforce, who you know will go a long way — The Humber Café is a way to get your foot in the door,” Mark said.

Jessica Okoedion, a first year student in the Law Clerk program, was impressed by the event.

“I think the Humber Café is a good opportunity for students because we get to network with alumni and get mentorship in our career paths,” she said.