• UM Café matches mentors and mentees based on career goals, interests and skills.

    You can decide when and how often you want to chat with people from all over the globe. This exclusive online network gives you the potential to connect and gain industry-specific knowledge, hear proven-advice, and build relationships that will enhance your personal network.

    The relationships you build can make a significant contribution to shaping your goals at UM and your career path.

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How does UM Café work?

  • You will receive monthly introductions to students, alumni or other members of the UM community based on areas of mutual interest.
  • Either participant can suggest a time to chat in-person, over the phone or online to share your advice and experience.
  • Once you join, all introductions are sent directly to your preferred inbox. Schedule a time and get an invite directly to your email.
  • Students and recent grads can search UM Café to find UM alumni in occupations they’re curious about based on information in alumni profiles.

UM students benefit from signing up

UM Café Meet alumni mentors. Connect online or over coffee.

Students who become part of the UM Café networking community benefit from their connection with mentors.

Join this network to:

  • Learn about occupations and how your knowledge and skills connect to the world of work 
  • Gain valuable information to grow and inform your career direction 
  • Accelerate your career
  • Build a professional network based on your interests 
  • Tap into the knowledge of industry professionals
  • Keep connected with the UM community
  • Benefit from the life experience and expertise of alumni

Be a mentor. Share advice online or over coffee.

UM Café Be a mentor. Share youradvice online over a coffee.

As a University of Manitoba graduate, you have a lifetime of experience and first-hand knowledge of specific industries and disciplines. Your industry insight, knowledge and expertise are invaluable to students.

Join this network to:

  • Help shape the career direction of students and young alumni by sharing your advice and experience
  • Meet your future workforce and inform them on the knowledge, skills and attributes you value
  • Develop your network to grow and inform your career direction
  • Tap into the knowledge of peers locally and globally
  • Build your network based on your industry and interests
  • Keep you connected with the UM community

Notice Regarding Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information by the University

The University of Manitoba (UM) makes the Ten Thousand Coffees mentoring program available to you for your personal use on a voluntary basis. By clicking on the Café links, you will be leaving the UM 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.

The UM does access the information stored on Ten Thousand Coffees site.

The UM may collect personal information of alumni for the purposes of its alumni program, which includes communication regarding other events and/or mentoring opportunities and statistical analysis. Your personal information will not be used or disclosed for other purposes, unless permitted by The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, contact the Access & Privacy Office (tel. 204-474-9462), 233 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2.