Convocation 2023

Ten Thousand Coffees

VIU's New Hub on Ten Thousand Coffees

Sharing Career Advice and Experience over Coffee

What if every student and alumni from VIU had five to fifteen new connections to learn, share, and grow?

Having a diverse network:

  • Accelerates careers
  • Helps tap into the smart thinking of peers locally and globally
  • Is a powerful contribution to the VIU community

Introducing the VIU hub on Ten Thousand Coffees - the digital tool that links VIU students (or recent grads) with alumni over coffee, by phone or online.  VIU alumni have a lot in common and much to share!

How it Works

  • Sign-up for Ten Thousand Coffees using your LinkedIn account or build a profile from scratch and then join the VIUhub

  • Students and young alumni search the hub using customized filters to find VIU alumni in careers they’re curious about based on information in alumni profiles

  • Once they find the right alum, they can invite them for a conversation over coffee or arrange to speak to them online or by phone

  • Once a month the hub may also make auto introductions based on areas of mutual interest

  • Unlike LinkedIn, Ten Thousand Coffees is all about meeting new people. There’s no level of connection required to message someone, and users can turn their discoverability on and off to avoid invitations when required.

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