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Life After Trent

Would you like to interact with current students? Or are you a recent graduate looking for guidance from alumni established in their careers? Life After Trent provides a variety of forums for students to mingle with alumni. 

Key Ways to Get Involved

Life After Trent: Networking Sessions

Tuesday, January 24, 2017,  4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Great Hall, Champlain College

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Otonabee College Commons  

Life After Trent: Networking Sessions provide the opportunity for upper year students or recent graduates to meet and talk to Trent alumni who have transitioned from university to the work force. These are more informal, in-person sessions where students recieve tips on networking, hear some alumni experiences, and speak to alumni. The students don't expect CEOs or rock stars (but congratulations if you are!) they are concerned about graduation and find it beneficial to hear from Trent alumni. Come share your experience with students!

New alumni are always welcome!  If you would like to participate, please contact Joanne Sokolowski, Manager of Convocation and Alumni Relations at or Lindsay Morris, Head of Lady Eaton College at

These sessions are organized by the Colleges of Trent University in association with Alumni Affairs and Student Transitions and Careers. 

Life After Trent: Mentoring Program

Through the Life After Trent: Mentoring Program, alumni are matched with a student or recent graduate for one-on-one sessions, which can be face to face, by phone, or Skype. The goal of the program is to help students or recent graduates gain insight into industries and occupations that are of interest to them, develop their professional network, improve communication and networking skills, and ease the school-to-career transition.  

New this year: if you have graduated in the last five years you can also apply for the mentoring program. The deadline to apply is February 8, 2017 at

For the list of participating mentors, please visit our mentors page.

If you are interested in being an alumni mentor please contact Joanne Sokolowski at

Life After Trent: Alumni Guest Speakers

Each year alumni come back to Trent and share their knowledge through lectures or visits to classes. Past speakers include Richard Johnston '64, a former MPP and Chair of the Council of Regents for the Ontario College System; Don Lush '64, an environmental consultant; Stephen Stohn '66, an entertainment and copyright lawyer; Barbara Findlayson-Pitts '68, an atmospheric chemist; Lucie Edwards '73, recently retired from Foreign Affairs and former High Commissioner; Linwood Barclay '73, best-selling author. Contact the Alumni Office at for more details.

Life After Trent: Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni Affairs partners with the Colleges of Trent University to bring a distinguished Alumni to Trent University to stay in the College and offer many opportunities to interact with students. The Alumni-in-Residence often deliver a lecture or participate in panel discussions, classroom visits, and other fun and informal events with students. Past participants include Yuwa Hendrick-Wong '71, global economic advisor at MasterCard Worldwide, Stephen Stohn '66, an entertainment and copyright lawyer, and Linwood Barclay '73, best-selling author. Contact the Alumni Office at for more details.

Trent Career Centre

The Career Centre encourages alumni to get involved by participating in informal networking opportunities. Your career advice and experience is very valuable for students. You can sign up to meet with or talk to students by emailing the Career Centre: You can also email them if you would like to host an event with the Career Centre or would like to be an Alumni speaker at an event. For more details go to the Career Centre web site

For more ways to work with current students go to Other Ways to Get Involved.