FAQs

Q: What is Grapevine Networking?

A platform that offers resources and facilitates conversations between high school students and "Consultants" in various schools across North America. In addition, we link our "Consultants" with today's industry professionals. We aim to provide a safe space fostering connections and mentorships to help you ask specific questions and get the real answers!

Q: What are the different Memberships and what do they mean?
  1. HS Student - You are a High School Student‚Äč

  2. Consultant - You are a Post Secondary Student

  3. Industry Professional - You are no longer studying and are currently working

Q: What can Grapevine Networking help "HS Students" with?
  • Better understand the difference between programs and discover the right fit for you

  • Discover where your passion lies and get you in touch with like-minded individuals

  • Gather insight on post secondary tips and tricks

  • Build a strong support system to help with post secondary onboarding and networking

Q: How does the "HS Student" journey with Grapevine Networking work?
  • Sign up and create a Grapevine Networking account - Register as "HS Student" Membership

  • Start exploring the resources and services available on the HS Student page

  • Participate in our Community Forums to learn more

  • Keep an eye out for upcoming workshops, events, & opportunities

  • Make requests for services such as consultations, resume critiques, etc.

  • Visit the page every now and then for new updates!

Q: How does the "Consultant" journey with Grapevine Networking work?
  • Sign up and create a Grapevine Networking account - Register as "Consultant" Membership

  • Start exploring the resources and services available on the Consultants page

  • Participate in our Community Forums to learn more

  • Keep an eye out for upcoming workshops, events, & opportunities

  • Make requests for services such as resume critiques, mock interviews, etc.

  • Get matched with high school students and conduct coffee chats

  • Attend upcoming networking events with industry professionals

  • Visit the page every now and then for new updates!

Q:  How does the coffee chat matching process work?

Submissions for coffee chats are available biweekly and students are matched with "Consultants" using our matching algorithm. We cannot guarantee a match every time, however, we will try our best to match a student with a suitable consultant within our network.

Q:   How does a "HS Student" book coffee chats?

Once you login/create an account, visit the HS Student page and click on the "1:1 Online Coffee Chats" service. We will contact you as soon as we find a match in our database.

Q:   How does a "Consultant" book coffee chats?
  • Currently, "Consultants" actually do not book coffee chats. Instead, they conduct them with their matched "HS Students."

  • However, keep an eye out for updates coming soon, where we aim to provide capabilities for "Consultants" to book coffee chats with industry professionals in our network.

Q:   What if there is no one in the "Consultant" database currently in the program that I wish to learn more about?

Sorry to hear about that. We are continuously reaching out to more individuals daily; to join our community. We would love your help in our efforts to grow. Social media platforms and word-of-mouth both raise awareness to our site so we can build our network and serve you better!

Q:   As a "HS Student," what type of questions can I get answers to?

That is completely up to you. Typically, most of our "HS Student" members use coffee chats to ask more guided questions about program descriptions, courses, requirements and expected outcomes in order to get a better understanding of how this program aligns with their passions. If there are more general questions you can always refer to our Community Forum for more.

Q:   How many chats am I allowed to do?

Students are allowed to book an unlimited number of coffee chats. At Grapevine Networking, we are really passionate about helping provide as many resources possible for students to grow and learn from one another. Depending on volume of requests and available "Consultants" we will be taking requests on a first come, first served basis not guaranteeing that all requests will be fulfilled for that period.

Q:   How long are the coffee chats?

We recommend 30 - 45 minutes. However, the "Consultants" and "HS Students" are free to mutually agree on the length of the session.

Q:   What platform are the coffee chats conducted on?

Grapevine Networking provides a Zoom link, however, if participants deem it easier to use an another platform (FaceTime, Facebook, Whatsapp, etc.) it is at their own discretion.

Q:   What does a "Consultant" represent?

"Consultants" that sign up with Grapevine Networking are post-secondary school students from various universities and colleges across North America offering their time to provide insight, tips and advice. These individuals are friendly, talented and deeply involved in various aspects of student life. They are open to sharing about their experiences and focused on giving back to their community.

Q:   Can I mention my involvement as a "Consultant" of Grapevine Networking on my Resume/LinkedIn profile?

Absolutely! Once you login/create an account, refer to the Consultant page where we give tips on how to cite your work with us.

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