Save the date for LinkUp 2021

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February 4, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

1st Floor of Student Center | Seattle University 

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Undergrad Event Schedule

  • 4:00 - 4:10 p.m. Check In 
  • 4:10 - 4:50 p.m. Required Workshop
  • 4:50 - 5:00 p.m. Break
  • 5:00 - 5:55 p.m. Three Mentoring Rounds, 15 minutes each
  • 5:55 - 6:00 p.m. Closing

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Meet the Mentors

Closer to LinkUp, we will post a list of the organizations, positions, and college majors for each of our mentors. 

  • You will be pre-assigned to a mentor in Round 1
  • In Rounds 2 and 3 you will select the person with whom you talk
  • Mentors are arranged by industry clusters

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Tips for Success


  • Come dressed in "smart casual"
  • Be prepared with a 30-60 second introduction of yourself (an elevator pitch)
  • Have a short list of prepared questions to ask the alumni

For further prep:

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Arriving at LinkUp

Check-in on the 1st floor of the Student Center

  • Get your nametag
  • Get your list of alumni mentors for the event 

By 4:10 p.m. be seated in Student Center 160

  • Required preparation workshop 

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Conversation Starters

We know that networking can be scary and feel awkward. Use these prompts to start your networking rounds more smoothly:

  • Briefly share your personal and professional history
  • Share highlights of your SU and college experience 
  • Ask about the alumni's experience while at SU. What organizations/clubs were they a part of?
  • Ask about the alumni's professional life. How did they get to where they are today?
  • Share tentative plans for your first job or expected first position following graduation
  • Talk about your favorite SU tradition or location on campus

Goal is to quickly move conversations into professional pathways and journeys.

Avoid surface level conversation topics such as the weather, sports, or how the day has gone.

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Curious about LinkUp but not sure what to expect? Take a quick peek at some of the action!

Introduce Yourself with Style: The Elevator Pitch

Invest in Yourself

Student receiving mentoring at LinkUp

Gain perspective from SU alumni & friends who serve as mentors

Student enjoying food at LinkUp
Food and drink!

Enjoy delicious snacks and hot cocoa 

Informal connection at LinkUp
Ask Questions

Receive answers from professionals in the field

Student and mentor talking about majors
Expand Your Network

Mentors are there to connect you 

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Arts & Sciences Advising Center

College of Arts & Sciences

Casey 110, 206-296-2840