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I really like where this idea is going. To build on this thought, currently lots of universities and colleges have internship/co-op programs (e.g. University of Waterloo - https://uwaterloo.ca/co-operative-education/about-co-operative-education or the University of Toronto - Professional Experience Year - http://engineeringcareers.utoronto.ca/students/undergraduate-internship/pey/).

 I wonder if we can leverage on these existing coop/internship program to enable to allow participants to spend more time at the company. Perhaps there may be an opportunity for "One Day" program to build partnerships with universities/college's coop and internship programs (e.g. "One Day" could be used has a way for a way for students to sample and try out different jobs/companies before applying to a coop or internship position). I know from my personal experience going through the University of Waterloo coop program, often times students apply for a co-op position without really knowing what the job about or what it is like. I think One Day is a great way for students to have a better idea of what the job is like, before committing to a coop/internship position. That way they could better align their interests and fit to their company.

Thank you so much for the link and the contact. I look forward to learning more about the PeopleHunt Initiative and see how some of the learnings can be applied to the CoffeeChat Café idea.

Thanks,

Bernice

Thank you for sharing the link and OpenCoffee Club concept. I would like to learn more about their experiences and to build on this idea.

Since the application relies on LinkedIn for key information, for now, the CoffeeChat Cafe will target primarily on Linkedin users (but with special focus on youths, retirees, experienced professionals, entrepreneurs), and try to bring them together based on their common interests and experiences.

Thank you for your support and insights. Really appreciate it.

Cheers,
Bernice