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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. 

Life After Trent: Networking Sessions

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

Next session is Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 4:30 – 7:00 pm in the Gathering Space, Gzowski College. See poster here:

Life After Trent Poster

New alumni are always welcome!  If you would like to participate or have any questions, please contact Joanne Sokolowski, Manager of Convocation and Alumni Relations at

These sessions are organized by the Colleges of Trent University in association with Alumni Affairs and Co-op, Careers and Experiencial Learning 

Life After Trent: Career Conversations (Mentoring Program)

Through the Life After Trent: Career Conversations Program, alumni are matched with a student or recent graduate for one-on-one conversations, 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.  

If you have graduated in the last five years you can also apply for this program. The deadline to apply is February 25, 2019. Application information is here

For the list of participating alumni from 2018, please go to the Career Conversations 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. If you are interested, please 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, visit the Career Centre web site here