Your next connection could be your next big career move, or the right person for your company's needs.
Grow your network, mentor the future
Remember what it felt like to be a student at Okanagan College? Imagine if you'd had a network of professionals who could share the answers you needed when you graduated. Just like you were, students and recent graduates today are full of potential but are unsure of where to start.
Join now and start networking today. Fill out your profile with your personal interests and what you'd like to get out of your conversations. The more detailed your profile is, the better your matches will be.
How does it work?
Create your profile.
Sign up and fill out your profile with your personal interests and what you'd like to get out of your conversations. The more detailed your profile is, the better your matches will be.
Receive your first introduction.
Every four weeks you'll receive a new introduction that matches your profile and goals. Follow the steps in the introduction email to get the conversation started and to schedule a time to chat. We'll even provide you with suggested talking points.
Meet for coffee, virtually.
You can simply use the chat function to communicate with your match or hop on a call or video call. Ask questions, share your experience and give advice.
Whether you're a student deciding what classes to take, or you're an industry professional wanting to share your experience, OC Connects is the networking platform for you.
OC Connects makes connecting with people quick and easy. I can have a conversation when it works for me. It’s so great to be able to ask even just a few questions that can ultimately help in my career goals. It makes networking seem so easy.”
Connecting people in a time when connection is vital
Are you a recent graduate looking for tips on how to begin your career path? Networking is the number one way to advance your career and get to know people in your industry. Members can browse all searchable members by name, location, and job title, and can reach out to them to create a connection.
Is your company looking to hire? Maybe your next connection is your next employee. Become a mentor and help groom the future of your industry. OC Connects uses an algorithm based on your profile and provides each member with a new match each month. Not available to chat that month? Pause your introductions to make it work within your schedule.
Join over 200 alumni and students on OC Connects. Each month you'll be matched with someone whose profiles matches yours. Ask them about their career path and how they got to where they are, or give them advice on your journey.
Okanagan College and the Okanagan College Alumni Association partnered with Ten Thousand Coffees and RBC Future Launch, a professional development platform to create OC Connects, an online mentoring and networking platform that's being used by post secondary institutions across the country.
This makes networking so much easier. It’s such an easy way to connect with new people that I probably would have never met otherwise. I really like the ability to filter through members to find people in similar careers to what I’m working towards.”