DesautelsConnect for Alumni


What if every student and alumni from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University had five to fifteen new connections where they could learn, share, and grow?

Having a diverse network:

  1. Accelerates careers
  2. Helps tap into the smart thinking of peers locally and globally
  3. Is a powerful contribution to the #DesautelsFamily

Introducing: DesautelsConnect

Matching alumni with students and recent grads for a career inspiring coffee.

Take an hour every 1-3 months to meet someone new from the Desautels Faculty of Management, create an opportunity to learn, share and answer questions.

Are you an alumnus/alumna or recent grad?

You’re invited to get involved with the #DesautelsFamily.

Join this network to:

  1. Help shape the careers of students and young alumni by sharing your career advice and experience
  2. Develop your networking and mentoring skills through real-world practice
  3. Build your network of other Desautels Faculty of Management alumni based on your industry and interests

As a Desautels graduate, you have have 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, it is key for students to receive support and advice from those in industry. The top skills companies are looking for across ALL industries are active listening, speaking, critical thinking and social perceptiveness. Everyone can improve these skills by connecting with others, sharing your story and asking thoughtful questions.

Powered by Ten Thousand Coffees, DesautelsConnect is an exclusive networking and mentoring platform that introduces you to alumni and students based on specific career interests and goals. You can schedule and set up a coffee chat in-person or online.

How does DesautelsConnect work?

  • You’ll receive a monthly introduction to a student or fellow 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 mentoring and networking
  • Once you join, all introductions are sent directly to your inbox so you don’t need to use another tool!

How do I join?

  • Go to:
  • You will be placed into an approval queue to be reviewed by the hub administrators.
  • Respond to an Invitation when you are matched with another DesautelsConnect member
  • Tell us about your successful coffee chats. You could be featured on the Hub & our social media channels.

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