Virtual Networking



Virtual events enable you to make connections from wherever you are:
home, office, library, even if you’re traveling.

During these events, you will be paired with McMaster alumni and/or students for several short, timed chats (using a browser-based messenger system) that will allow you to make a connection, exchange contact information and build your network.

Watch for event listings for open networking events as well as themed events geared to specific fields of work; career and job search topics; geographic location or general interest.  If you have an idea for an event, please feel welcome to share it with us!

Virtual events are a lot of fun and less intimidating than face to face networking. We try to make it easy for participants by giving suggested conversation starters and questions to pose so that you make the most of your time chatting. We hope you'll give it a try and make a new MAC connection!

What do alumni think about virtual networking?

"You don't need a phone or webcam to participate, you  just need to login and can chat/network!  This is the first month I had the opportunity to participate, and it was way easier than I expected it to be.  Great event, and great platform!"

-Rameez Gulam, Class of 2012

"McMaster Alumni hit a home run with the new virtual mentoring event. As a first time participant, I connected with alumni from across North America in the comfort of my own home!

As a young professional trying to navigate the areas of career & personal growth, I had the chance to meet experienced working professionals from a diverse range of roles and industries. They provided a sounding board and helpful advice that propelled me to think a few steps ahead as I figure out the next steps in my life.

Props to McMaster Alumni for bringing networking to the 21st century!

-Asfand Minhas, Class of 2012

What is virtual networking? Watch this video for a preview of the experience: