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Alumni Sharing Knowledge

ASK Networking Breakfast Events

ASK Networking Breakfast: Powerful Presentations

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 8:30am - 9:30am Loop Campus, 1 E. Jackson, 11th Floor, DePaul Club

Take your public speaking skills to new heights. Learn tips on boosting your confidence and delivering memorable and engaging presentations. Leading the discussion will be alumna Patricia Jones.

Patricia Jones is an executive advisor, speaker, consultant, and thought leader who specializes in business transformation. She has spent over 20+ years working on improving the business, technology, and people aspects of organizations such as Bank Of America, Merrill Lynch, Kemper Insurance & Financial Services, Kraft Foods, Nestle, Exelon, Accenture, Rush University Medical Center, and many others. Her areas of expertise range from large scale change, organizational effectiveness, merger integration and cultural change. She began her career in business, understanding the ins and outs of big organizational goals, and how to achieve these goals through operational means. Her journey then progressed into the linking of technology and business, where she developed an understanding of the importance of technology and its changing role in business. At Accenture, she held multiple leadership positions and was responsible for leading client engagement teams as well as developing the Global Strategy & Human Performance consulting practice. She obtained her undergrad degree from DePaul University’s School for New Learning.

Enjoy free continental breakfast as you learn and network with ASK mentors, alumni professionals, and students.

Open to DePaul students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Registration required at

ASK Networking Breakfast: Embracing Change

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 8:30am - 9:30am Loop Campus, 1 E. Jackson, 11th Floor, DePaul Club

Change is inevitable – how you react to it is what determines your success. Learn tips on how to manage transitions and use change to your advantage.

Upcoming ASK Events

Two upcoming ASK (Alumni Sharing Knowledge) events for students:

1)   October ASK Networking Breakfast
Notes on a Napkin:  1st Steps to Starting Your Own Business
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
8:30am - 9:30am
Loop campus, DePaul Center 11th Floor, DePaul Club

Is entrepreneurship right for you?  At this ASK breakfast, Dr. Terri Lonier, Executive Director of DePaul University’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, will guide you through the five key questions to ask yourself, and how to begin putting the pieces together.  Join us for a lively, interactive session and discover how to take the first steps toward starting your own company.  Dr. Lonier is recognized as one of the country’s leading experts on microbusiness. The author of five business books, she has served as a strategic advisor for companies such as Apple, Microsoft, HP, Bank of America and Visa. She received her PhD in Business History from NYU, and is the Executive Director of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center at DePaul University in Chicago. Her work brings together her training in art and design (BFA, MFA), her deep experience with digital technology, and her interest in the impact of visual culture on business management and strategy.

Enjoy light breakfast, lively conversation, and networking with ASK mentors, alumni professionals, and students.  Open to DePaul students, alumni, faculty, and staff.  Open networking before and after the presentation.

2) DePaul Alumni Panel: Post-Military Professional Careers
Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Loop campus, DePaul Center 8th Floor, Room 8011

DePaul's Office of Veterans' Affairs has teamed up with Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) and the Office of Alumni Relations to host a career panel of alumni who are veterans.  Guest professionals will discuss their career paths and share tips on how to market transferable skills from military service.  Meet the speakers for open networking before and after the panel.  Open to DePaul students who are veterans.


Life After LPC


Next week the offices of the Career Center, Financial Fitness, and Alumni Sharing Knowledge will be focusing their efforts to provide extra service to students who frequent the Lincoln Park Campus as LAS-inclined major:

Career Center Pit Stop
SAC 1st floor Pit - 3/10/2014 - 10:00 am
Do you have a question about your resume? Need assistance with a cover letter? Want tips for getting using your DePaul.Experience account? Drop by the Career Center Pit-Stop! Come get drop-in career advising, resume & cover letter reviews, assistance applying for jobs and navigating DePaul.Experience. No sign up necessary! | #lifeafterLPC

Get career advising, resume & cover letter reviews, assistance applying for jobs! #lifeafterLPC

Freelance 101 Workshop
Lincoln Park Student Center, room 315 - 3/11/2014 - 1:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to be your own boss, or perhaps get paid part-time so that you have the freedom to do what you want and for who you want? This workshop will help you understand the ideas and nuances behind freelancing as it is not for everyone, and definitely not easy, but the rewards can be wonderful. In this workshop you will contemplate how individual values/skills match those of success freelancers, learn about resources to find opportunities, the basics on how to budget your finances, and to hear from a couple of successful freelancers on how they got started. | #lifeafterLPC

Want to be your own boss? It isn’t easy. Here’s some help: “Freelance 101 Workshop” #lifeafterLPC

The Real World Isn't Sorted by Major
Lincoln Park, SAC 151 - 3/14/2014 - 11:00 am
Writing papers on your favorite topics, following a list of prerequisites -- if only life after college were that simple! Unfortunately, the vocational paths we take after leaving our comfortable college bubble are rarely as straightforward. In fact, you may find that many of the jobs that you're considering after college to be loosely, or not at all, connected to the subject matter of what you've been studying. If the "real world" is not sorted by major, then how do we bridge the gap between "the final playpen" and the world of work? Join the Career Center for a discussion about your major, life beyond college, and how to apply your skills in areas you might not have considered. #lifeafterLPC

Let's talk about your major,
#lifeafterLPC, & how to apply your skills in areas you might not have considered: 

Is Grad School Right for Me?
Lincoln Park, SAC 151 - 3/14/2014 - 1:00 pm
Designed for students who are contemplating applying to graduate school, this workshop will help you decide whether graduate school is the right option for you. Learn about the application process, the financial decisions you will have to make, and resources available to help you choose and evaluate potential graduate and professional school programs. #lifeafterLPC

5 Tips for Financing Graduate School
SAC 151 - 3/14/2014 - 2:00 pm
Are you considering graduate school but not quite sure how you will fund it? Topics will include calculating total costs, basics on various funding options including loans, grants and scholarships and a method to determine if you are borrowing wisely. #financialfitness *Life After LPC Week offers a series of career-related activities and seminars specifically designed for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences majors, however all DePaul students and alumni are invited to attend. For more information on Life After LPC Week including a full list of events, please visit #lifeafterLPC

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