Grow your network

What if every student and alumni from Lakehead had 5-15 new connections to learn, share, and grow?

Having a diverse network:

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

Introducing LakeheadConnect

The LakeheadConnect is an online networking program powered by the Ten Thousand Coffees platform, matching alumni with students and recent grads, based on your career-specific interests and goals for inspiring conversation. You can schedule and set up a coffee chat in-person or online!  Take an hour every 1-3 months to meet someone new from Lakehead, create an opportunity to learn, share and answer questions. 

Are you a current Lakehead Student or recent grad?

You'll have access to alumni and industry partners with valuable life and career advice to share. 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 perceptiveness. Improve these skills by connecting with others, sharing your story and asking thoughtful questions.

Benefits for Experienced Alumni

  • 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 Lakehead alumni and faculty based on your industry and interests 

As a graduate from Lakehead you have valuable life and career advice to share! It is key for students to receive support and advice from those in industry.

How does LakeheadConnect work?

  • You’ll receive monthly introductions each year to a fellow student or alumni based on your career interests and goals.
  • 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
  • Receive an official LinkedIn certification to recognize your commitment to continuous learning and career advancement.
  • Once you join, all introductions are sent directly to your preferred inbox, schedule a time, and get an invite directly to your Gmail/Outlook calendar.

Join now!

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Privacy Notice

Lakehead University makes this mentoring program available to you for your personal use on a voluntary basis. By clicking on the Connect links, you will be leaving the Lakehead University Alumni website and going to the Ten Thousand Coffees website, which is partially hosted outside of Canada.

During the registration process, you will be asked to provide your name and other identifying information. By using Ten Thousand Coffees, you are consenting to the storage of this information in the United States. Canadian privacy laws do not apply to personal information you provide directly to Ten Thousand Coffees. You may wish to review the Ten Thousand Coffees Privacy Policy and Terms of Reference before using the service.

Lakehead University does not provide any personal information about you to Ten Thousand coffees.

Lakehead University does access the information stored on Ten Thousand Coffees site. Lakehead University may collect personal information of alumni for the purpose of its alumni program. The university’s collection of personal information complies with section 26 of the FIPPA and the University Act. Questions concerning information legislation can be directed to Millo Shaw, Director, Risk Management and Access to Information, at