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Life After Trent: Career Conversations Program

(Formerly Life After Trent: Mentoring Program)

A Professional Networking Opportunity for Students and Recent Graduates

Current students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply to the "Life After Trent: Career Conversations Program" for an opportunity to be matched with a Trent alumni for a career conversation and gain invaluable advice from someone who has walked in your shoes.

By participating in this program as a current student or recent graduation, you can expect to:

  • Connect with an experienced professional in a career field you are exploring to help build your future professional network
  • Ask questions and learn about different career paths
  • Receive guidance on transitioning from university to the workforce
  • Practice your networking and informational interview skills

Participants will also receive coaching and professional development from the Career Centre.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Please be advised that the final deadline to apply is now Monday, February 26 at 4:00 p.m.

Apply today »

Application Instructions

  • Review the available alumni » (URL:
  • Select the top 2 alumni you would like to be matched with for a career conversation.
  • Prepare an application letter which includes:
    • Your top 2 alumni choices and why;
    • Year of study and program;
    • Future career goals and interests;
    • Why you are interested in the Life After Trent: Career Conversations Program;
    • Why you are a great candidate for the Life After Trent: Career Conversations Program.
  • By Monday, February 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m., send your application letter to the attention of:
    • Brittney Blake

    Employer Relations Coordinator

    Co-op, Careers, and Experiential Learning

    Trent University

Any questions may be directed to Brittney Blake, Employer Relations Coordinator via or 705-748-1011 ext. 6011.

This program is a partnership of Co-op, Careers, and Experiential Learning and Alumni Affairs of Trent University.

Feedback from previous years:

“I believe the transfer of knowledge between generations is crucial for young Canadians. There is so much we can learn from people who passed the university of life. Learning about my mentor’s professional experience gave me an understanding what directions I want to take after graduating from Trent.” – Stanislav Puchyn recent graduate of the BBA program. 

“The student I mentored is now an employee of (my organization)The Meyer Financial Group at CIBC Wood Gundy. Definitely a win-win program!” – Winston Meyer ’78, mentor