Connect with Alumni

Why connect with alumni?
Because you have Puget Sound in common, you have a natural connection...alumni have been where you are, and they're often interested in where you're headed. Take every opportunity to network with and learn from Puget Sound alumni.

Alumni can be your best resource for exploring career options, and for getting an insiders' perspective on various industries and organizations.

Join Puget Sound's ASK Network LinkedIn Group*  
The ASK Network is a place for Logger-to-Logger connections... Where alumni support students who are exploring options and seeking advice about career paths, postgraduate studies, and transitioning to life after Puget Sound. And where students benefit from the experience of alumni—where they can gain insight and to be inspired by the myriad paths Puget Sound grads pursue.
•  Peruse job titles to get ideas about potential career fields.
•  See an alum that piques your interest? Reach out for an informational interview using the tips below.
•  Learn more about ASK.

Get Tips: Professional networking online
LinkedIn has been called "Facebook for professionals." But professional networking sites like LinkedIn expect members to interact—no surprise—with a sense of professionalism. Use these tips to navigate interactions on LinkedIn and other professional networking sites.

Ready to reach out? Here are some networking communication samples and tips about informational interviewing.

Participate in Take a Logger to Work Day (TLTWD)
TLTWD connects students with established professionals (Logger alumni and parents) for half-day shadowing experiences—offering an engaging and realistic taste of what aspiring young professionals might encounter on the job.

Attend Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) events:
•  Make contacts with professionals in a wide variety of careers.
•  Hear what others have done with their liberal arts education.
•  Seek advice from alumni about classes, jobs, grad school, transitioning from college,  etc.
Check the CES Calendar of Events for other opportunities to connect with alumni. ~If alumni are attending a campus event, get involved!

Read Alumni Interviews
Puget Sound alumni pursue a wide range of careers. Learn about different career paths through these alumni spotlights.