On a blustery night in early February, more than 60 Logger alumni braved the weather—and the traffic—to be on campus for the 34th Annual Alumni Sharing Knowledge Night, known as “ASK Night.”
The event is an opportunity for alumni to mingle and chat with current students about possible career paths, internships, classes, grad school, volunteer opportunities, and myriad other experiences that help shape students’ college careers and future professional lives.
Grouped by industry and perched at bistro tables scattered throughout the Tahoma Room and numerous smaller rooms on the main floor of Thomas Hall, alumni participants awaited encounters with students from all classes and majors. They represented an broad mix of entrepreneurs, teachers, physicians, counselors, researchers, scientists, consultants, engineers, programmers, designers, and more. Encouraged to learn about the alumni attendees beforehand, many students came prepared with specific questions and intentions to seek out particular alumni in their areas of interest.
For alumni, ASK Night offers the chance to help fellow Loggers prepare for life beyond Puget Sound and is a way to give back to the college that costs little more than an evening’s time. For students, it’s a valuable lesson in networking and an invaluable advantage in planning for the future.