What is ASK Night?
Hosted by the Alumni Council Career and Employment Services Committee, ASK Night is a reception that provides Puget Sound students and alumni an opportunity to discuss life at and after Puget Sound.
As a student, you can learn about the variety of career fields our graduates enter, the voluntary associations they join, and how their lives are enriched through their liberal arts education. Alumni can answer your questions about courses to take, co-curricular activities, the graduate school admission process, or how to conduct an effective job search. Some may have job leads. Many will also have questions about you and the campus today. ASK Night sets the stage for an exchange of information between alumni and students which can benefit everyone.
Is ASK Night only for seniors looking for work?
No. ASK Night is for all students. Alumni can share knowledge and advice that can help you in your undergraduate experience as well as your post-graduate pursuits. They are also interested in hearing about your experiences on campus.
How will I know who to talk to?
Alumni will be wearing nametags, and photos of many alumni will be projected onto a screen during the event. To get the most out of ASK Night, review our networking tips as well as the alumni participants list before the event--it is also a good idea to search for participants in the ASK Network to learn more about the career paths of specific alumni you hope to meet. During the event, alumni leaders, staff, and peer advisors will be available to help you to identify particular alumni.
And keep in mind, even if there isn't an alum present who currently works in your field of interest, all alumni have valuable tips to share. If you see an alum who isn't talking to another student, strike up a conversation and see what you learn!