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York U alumni enjoy volunteering with their alma mater and as a student, there’s lots you can learn from them: after all, they’ve been exactly where you are now. Whether requesting a speaker for your Student Club, signing up for a T.A.S.T.E. session or attending our Level Up events, there’s many ways to benefit from the advice and perspective of our global community of change-makers.

Connecting YU

Connecting YU is your go-to hub to connect: Find mentors, network with alumni and connect with your classmates. On Connecting YU, students and alumni can network on a global scale and aligned with what matters to you most. 

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Student Clubs Funding

The Alumni Engagement Fund for Student Clubs supports student organizations at York to involve alumni in their events. If you're seeking a speaker, want to curate a diverse alumni panel discussion, or organize an intimate fireside chat with industry leaders, we can help to find you the perfect alumni for your project.

Financial support is also available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Alyson Gampel at or 647-980-5522 with questions.

Find alumni for your event.

Student Ambassadors

Financial support is also available on a case by case basis. If you have any questions, please contact Alyson Gampel at or 647-980-5522 with questions.

“[Being an ambassador] was a really great way to explore the aspects of the University that we don’t see in the classroom. From research to alumni, to volunteer opportunities, it was so great to see the ways the University makes an impact in the local and global community.” -2018-2019 President’s Ambassador

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The T.A.S.T.E. (Talk About Studies To Employment) Mentoring Program provides York students with an opportunity to talk face-to-face with a professional about their career-related interests. The program pairs students with a mentor for an informal meeting where students learn about the mentor's career, industry, and organization.

Get more information on the T.A.S.T.E. program.

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