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January is Mentorship Month!

 

Whether you are looking for work in your field or are an experienced professional, mentorship and mentoring relationships provide career-advancing opportunities, professional development, and meaningful connections at all stages of your career.

 

Fostering mentorship between alumni and students builds connection within the Trent community, plays a valuable role in your continued education, and is a powerful way to contribute to the next generation of professionals.

 

For students and recent grads, mentors can provide valuable support, help build networks, and offer advice gained from experience.

 

For seasoned professionals, mentorship relationships can spark new-found inquiries, introduce emerging perspectives, and offer rewarding connections.

 

To access valuable mentorship resources, and to celebrate our supportive Trent alumni community, REGISTER NOW for the following events!

 

EVENT LINEUP

 

Mentorship 101: What is mentorship, and how it can support my job search and a meaningful career?

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

 

Finding the Common Thread: Why mentorship matters in marginalized communities

Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

 

How To TrentUConnect: discover Trent University’s online student & alumni networking platform

Multiple Sessions Available

 

Health Sciences and Wellness Career + Experiences Expo

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

 

The Power of Relationships: Ten Thousand Coffees

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

 

 


DETAILED EVENT LISTINGS

 

Mentorship 101: What is mentorship, and how it can support my job search and a meaningful career? Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

 

Join this interactive info session, hosted by Jan Herington '73 - career coach, teacher, and professional development leader. Discover the value of mentorship, learn how to get started, and take away tips on how to foster valuable mentor/mentee relationships. Additional alumni guests will share their first-hand experience and answer your mentorship questions.

 

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Register here.

 


Finding the Common Thread: Why mentorship matters in marginalized communities Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

 

Mentorship can be a valuable tool as we continue to build inclusive communities and equitable workspaces. Join this interactive discussion session with three Trent University alumni as they share their personal and professional experience with mentorship and the role it serves in addressing barriers and fostering development.

 

The event will conclude with the presentation of the Paul Delaney Award for Outstanding Young Philanthropist to the 2021 recipient, Dane Bland '11.

 

Kamryn Marsh '08

Program Facilitator – InSight Youth Mentorship Program, KEYS Job Centre

Honours B.Sc., Champlain College

 

Since graduating from Trent in 2013 with a degree in Environmental Science, Kamryn has worked with youth in the non-profit sector. They are currently working at the KEYS Job Centre in Kingston where they facilitate mentoring opportunities for youth, with a special focus on single-arrival refugees. They also run their own training, facilitation, and consultation business – working with social and environmental justice non-profits.

 

Dane Bland '11

Director Of Development & Communications - Rainbow Railroad

B.B.A., Otonabee College

2021 Paul Delaney Award recipient

 

Dane is a not-for-profit leader focused on translating development activities to social betterment, political action, advocacy, and systemic change. He is currently working as the Director of Development & Communications for Rainbow Railroad, an international organization that helps LGBTQI+ people escape persecution and violence around the world. A graduate of the Trent University Business Administration Program and Seneca College Fundraising Management postgraduate certificate program, he is also an active member of many professional and community organizations including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, The Workforce Development Board of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Halliburton & Northumberland, and is a dedicated ambassador for Certified Fundraising Executive International, an organization dedicated to international fundraising standards.

 

Rhode Thomas '16

Executive Director – The Centre for Indigenous Innovation and Technology

B.B.A., Peter Gzowski College

Rhode Thomas is Haudenosaunee (Cayuga) and Anishinaabe (Ojibway). He is a member of and was raised in Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and holds family ties to Wikwemikong Unceded Territory. As peer mentor and student leader at Trent, in his professional roles with organizations such as the Indigenous Student Alliance and now the Centre for indigenous Innovation and Technology, he has been a dedicated advocate for Indigenous learners. His approach to community involvement is collaborative and holistic and sees meaningful consultation and engagement as a foundational component to the success of community building ventures, as well as to more broad reconciliation efforts across Canada.

 

Register here.

 

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How To TrentUConnect: discover Trent University’s online student & alumni networking platform

Session #1 |Monday, January 24 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

or

Session #2 | Monday, January 31 | 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Hosted on the Ten Thousand Coffees™ virtual networking platform, the TrentUConnect hub is a professional networking community exclusive to Trent University students and Alumni. This session will offer an introduction to the platform as well as tips on how to leverage this powerful Trent-exclusive resource.

 

For students and recent grads, learn how TrentUConnect will introduce you to experienced alumni who have signed up to offer their mentorship and career advice. Connect with others in your field and start building your professional network.

 

For seasoned professionals, would you like to offer one-on-one mentorship? Share your experience with students and alumni at various stages of their career? Find out how TrentUConnect will introduce you to others who are keen to hear from you!

 

Register for Session #1 here.

 

Register for Session #2 here.

 

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Health Sciences and Wellness Career + Experiences Expo

Wednesday, January 26 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

 

With the tremendous success of last year’s virtual career fair, the department of Careers, Co-op and Experiential Learning has expanded to four events in 2022, each focused on specific employment sectors that align with academic programs. If you know a Trent student interested in work, or you are an employer looking to recruit some Trent talent, visit www.trentu.ca/expo for more information.

 

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The Power of Relationships, presented by Ten Thousand Coffees

January 27 | 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

 

​​​​Tune in as Mark Beckles, vice president, social impact & innovation at RBC, shares how he has benefitted from mentorship in his career and how he has amplified his impact by mentoring others. Hosted by Ten Thousand Coffees CEO and co-founder, Dave Wilkin.

 

 

Register here.

 

The Power of Relationships: Why Mentorship Matters