ASK Night is an annual event designed to assist students in their career development. During the student-alumni reception, students and alumni share stories about career fields, classes, graduate school, internships, volunteer activities, study abroad, and other experiences during and beyond Puget Sound. Students benefit from your knowledge and get to practice their networking skills with a Logger-friendly audience. Please join us!
Alumni-only pre-reception (Optional) | 5:45 p.m. Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall: Network with fellow alumni in advance of the student event. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Alumni-only program | 6:30 p.m. Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall: Find out what to expect during the student-alumni reception and get tips for connecting with students.
ASK Night student-alumni reception | 7 - 8:30 p.m. Event Lawn adjacent to Commencement Hall: Mingle with students and answer their questions about academic, career, and avocational pursuits. Alumni are stationed at bistro tables throughout Marshall Hall in order to facilitate student-alumni connections.
ASK Night After Hours | 8:30 p.m.-??: Though ASK Night officially ends at 8:30, feel free to stick around, have coffee and brownies, and continue your conversations.
Advanced registration is required to attend ASK Night.
Help students identify you at the event. Upload a current photo when you register.
Your early registration helps us build excitement about the event from the moment students arrive on campus in August. Publicity kicks into high gear about 4 weeks prior to the event, highlighting individual alumni to students and faculty. If you're within that window, please register as soon as possible.
Here’s what alumni who've attended ASK Night say about the experience:
"I like chatting with students who are on their way out into the world. That was such an exciting time for me and it’s fun to relive some of those experiences through stories and advice." Eric Peterson '00
"ASK Night is a great networking activity and gives alumni a chance to reconnect with the Puget Sound culture." Kelsey McKee '08
"When I think back to the challenges I had getting established in my career, I realize that I had a lot of questions. I find that being a resource to provide insight and advice, and offer encouragement is a fun and enjoyable way to give back to Puget Sound and help make a difference in someone's life." Peter Cooper '91
"It is so essential, with the shortage of jobs available to young people, that students have the opportunity to meet alumni who are enthusiastic and passionate about their lives in the work place." Kim Sweet '93
"ASK Night provides a great format to help students explore career options and discuss ideas with people who have experience in that process. A few hours of our time can help set the direction for a great career." Craig Cootsona '00
"ASK Night is a great way to renew your own interest in your field—the enthusiasm of the students is contagious." Morgan O’Neal Chaput '06
"Even a 5-minute conversation can make a tremendous difference in how a student approaches their post-grad plans. The potential impact you can have is well worth 2 hours of your time." Joe Woolley '10