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Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK)

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The DePaul Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Network helps connect DePaul students with alumni and other professionals for career insight, conversations and networking. DePaul ASK volunteers are here to offer their expertise and help you grow. The goal of the DePaul ASK network is to help students explore college and professional transitions, life challenges, and get answers to university and career questions. Alumni can also connect with fellow alumni for professional networking. Over 2000 alumni from across industries are in the network.

As a DePaul student or non-mentor alumni user, you can utilize ASK in a number of ways:

  1. Search for and connect with alumni for career, academic and life advice.
  2. Set up in-person (or via phone / video chat) conversations with alumni .
  3. Consider working with an alumni volunteer on an on-going basis to set goals and regular check-ins.
  4. Ask career or college-related questions on the discussion forum.
  5. Join a group to chat with alumni and other students about shared experiences and challenges.

How do I get started?

  1. Visit depaulasknetwork.com. Click the “Join the ASK Network” button.
  2. Login using your Campus Connect and complete your profile .
  3. Start exploring the ASK Network, asking questions, and requesting connections! Click the "Network" section to get started.
Interesting in volunteering with ASK? Learn how to become a volunteer!

Other ways to engage with alumni

There are a variety of ways to connect with DePaul alumni to learn, network and share insight.

DePaul's Job Shadow Program (JSP) is hosted by alumni and employers across industries. Job shadowing can be a great way to expand your network and get a real-world glimpse of a specific role, work environment or field.

The ASK program produces events, programs and initiatives throughout the academic school year for students and alumni. To view current offerings and register for events and workshops, please visit DePaul's Handshake.

Some signature series include: 

Just ASK Dialogues provides a space where students can meet with alumni to discuss general topics and have Q&A sessions in an informal fashion. Topics vary and cover things like upskilling, identity and gender in the workplace, and pandemic survival tips. 

One of our stable events, the ASK Oasis, provides just-in-time support, advice, coaching to students prior to attending DePaul's career fairs. Test your elevator pitch, get tips for relaxing and prepping for virtual engagement with employers, and much more. 

Whether you are unsure of what is possible, weighing a few different options or fall somewhere in between, the Career Exploration Community's signature events are here to support and guide you.

Explore careers and interests with the  Career Exploration Career Community which helps students and alumni learn about themselves and explore various career paths.

Alumni career services

Are you a DePaul alum looking for career development or job search support? As a graduate of DePaul University, you have access to a variety of services to help you reach your career goals, develop your skills, and make connections. Check out our Alumni Career Services page for more information.