AU Connect

Athabasca University’s online networking and mentoring platform powered by Ten Thousand Coffees connects alumni and learners for a career-inspiring virtual coffee.

What if every learner and graduate from Athabasca University (AU) had the opportunity to connect with up to twelve new connections per year to learn, share, and grow?

Take an hour to meet a new network connection who will share their experiences, knowledge, and answer questions. Alumni Connect is an exclusive networking and mentoring platform that introduces AU learners and recent graduates to alumni based on specific career interests and goals for an inspiring virtual coffee chat.

Having a diverse network:

  • Accelerates careers
  • Develops networking and communication skills through real-world practice
  • Enables a greater reach into a global network of AU learners and alumni
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For Alumni

Build your network and help shape careers by sharing your valuable professional and career advice with current learners and fellow alumni.

For Learners

Start building your network now. Alumni Connect will help hone your active listening, critical thinking, and social acuity skills while receiving support and advice from experienced professionals in their field.

How does Alumni Connect Work

  • Once you sign up, you’ll receive monthly introductions to fellow learners or alumni based on your career interests and goals.
  • All introductions are sent directly to your inbox; you won’t need to download any additional communication tools.
  • Suggest a time to chat virtually to share expertise, advice, and experience.
  • Receive an official LinkedIn certification that recognizes your commitment to continuous learning and career advancement.

Sign up now!

Be sure to tell us about your successful coffee chats. You could be featured on The Hub & our social media channels.

Sign up

By clicking the Sign Up button you will be redirected to Alumni Connect powered by Ten Thousand Coffees. This is a third-party service and by signing up you will be subject to the third-party’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Athabasca University will not be managing your profile or individual services provided through Ten Thousand Coffees. Athabasca University will have administrative access to Alumni Connect powered by Ten Thousand Coffees to manage the portal and content specific to Athabasca University, including the wording of auto-reply emails sent by the third-party to individual users. It will also have access to some personal information of users only for the purposes of evaluating user engagement. Athabasca University will not collect, use or disclose any user personal information for any other purposes. By signing up for this service, you acknowledge that Athabasca University is authorized to collect and use your personal information for the stated purposes. If you have any questions related to the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, please contact Tara Friesen, Manager, Alumni and Community Engagement at or 403.294.7319.


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RBC Future Launch is RBC's commitment to empower Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow. RBC is dedicating $500 million to help young people access meaningful employment through practical work experience, skills development, networking, and access to mental well-being supports and services.