Sunday, March 8, 2009
Image courtesy of http://ask.depaul.edu.
If you’re wondering whether you would actually be interested in a prospective career, you might be looking for someone from that field to talk to. Not only would it give you a better idea of what the career would be like, but it might also be a good way to network and get your name out.
Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) is DePaul’s network to allow you to do just that. There are nearly 1,000 volunteer mentors that are part of the program. Whether you’re from the College of Communication, Commerce, or LA&S; or whether you’re looking for the corporate or private sector, there are professionals available to aid you as you are making career decisions.
A couple of the services the ASK program provides are job test drives and resume advice. The test drives are available around the country from California to Florida to Chicago’s surrounding suburbs and give you a chance to shadow for a day-in-the-life-of experience.
You can also schedule a practice interview with an ASK mentor in your prospective field. These interviews usually take about an hour and give you valuable time to discuss details of careers, resume tips, and interview tips.
To set up a practice interview or job test drive through ASK, you can call their office at (312) 362-8282 or contact them via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.