Register as an Alumni Mentor

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Arriving at LinkUp

It is suggested to park in Murphy Garage 

Check in at the lobby of Campion Ballroom

  • Receive your nametag 

Network with other alumni in the Campion Lobby

  • Alumni Engagement will be on hand to welcome you and provide brief remarks

You will be shown to your networking tables by 5 p.m.

Enjoy snacks and a gourmet hot chocolate bar during the event

Make the Most of the Event

This is advertised as an informal event

  • Wear what you normally wear to work
  • Students are encouraged to dress in "smart casual" 

Have business cards, or your social media handles on hand 

The majority of the students in attendance will be majoring, or thinking of majoring, in the College of Arts & Sciences. Checkout our full list of departments

There will be graduate and undergraduate students in attendance

  • We will pair graduate students with alumni of the same program when possible 

Conversation Starters

To help begin your networking rounds, consider the following prompts:

  • Briefly share your personal and professional history
  • Share highlights of your SU and college experience 
  • What academic learning helped prepare you for work in the professional world?
  • Talk about how you juggle the demands of professional and personal life
  • Ask about the student's experience while at SU. What organizations/clubs were they a part of?
  • Ask about the student's tentative plans for their first job or expected first position following graduation
  • Talk about your favorite SU tradition or location on campus
  • What would you do in college if you could do it all over again?

The goal is to quickly go into conversations around professional pathways and journeys. Try and stay away from surface level conversation topics such as the weather, sports, or how the day has gone.