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Student Guidebook

Emily B
Emily B

Most great career advice and professional development opportunities start with something simple - a meaningful conversation.

That’s why we’re excited to partner with Ten Thousand Coffees to introduce you to alumni and senior leaders that will support your career development through knowledge sharing, skill development and unlocking new opportunities.

How it works:

First, we’ll get to know a little bit more about your goals, interests, what you’re looking to learn and unique skills you can offer.

  1. We’ll use your profile, goals and interests to match you— either in 1:1 or in a small group with a leader—for conversations that will help you hone your career skills.
  2. Once you’ve been matched, we’ll send an intro to your inbox. We’ll let you know why we think you’d make a great match, and offer up some suggested topics to get the conversation started.
  3. We encourage you to reply with a few suggested times to meet with your match for 40-60 minutes right in your inbox and use any virtual meeting platform to host your conversation that month.
  4. After you’ve met, you’ll get a survey to let us know more about your experience. We’ll use this to make sure you’re getting the most out of every conversation.

Who you’ll meet:

We know that you’ll leave every conversation with new insight, meaningful career advice, and valuable addition to your internal network. You might meet:

  • A recent grad who can share a perspective on how to land the job you want
  • An influential leader who can share career advice and answer questions
  • A hiring manager or recruiter who shares a new career opportunity

How to be a great mentor for students:

Taking a collaborative approach and trusting your match will be key to gaining meaningful career advice. Here are a few supporting best practices:

  • Take the initiative by replying to your Introduction email to schedule a time to chat
  • Share your goals with your match to help you track progress towards them
  • Ask for advice based on their experiences and how they can support you

Here’s what users had to say:

  • 92% said they made a valuable addition to their professional network
  • 44% claimed they gained meaningful career advice
  • 70% of youth feel better prepared after connecting with their match

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