Undergraduates

What to Expect 

It's exciting you are coming to LinkUp!

Here is what you need to know:

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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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Tips for Success

Definitely:

  • 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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Did We Miss Something?

Contact:

Tonja Brown

Internship & Mentorship Coordinator

College of Arts & Sciences

Casey 110, 206-296-6982