New DePaul Mentorship Community


Gain exclusive first access to DePaul’s new mentorship community!

The Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) network is launching a new mentorship platform where you can connect with DePaul alumni who have been in your shoes. Connect with at least 3 mentors this week.

When you join as a Student, you will be able to:
* Expand your DePaul community
* Connect with alumni in your city or industry of interest
* Establish short-term or long-term mentorships with alumni
* Learn about and apply for internships and jobs
* Access educational/career resources and discussions

It just takes a couple minutes to register. Visit here to learn more about how the program works. Hope to see you on board soon!

On-campus interviews, practice interviews


The following employers will be conducting on-campus interviews next week:

Employer: Grant Thornton
Date: Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Employer: Deloitte
Date: Monday, February 6th 2017

Employer: EY
Date: Wednesday, February 8th 2017

Want some interview practice? It’s easy to schedule a practice interview with DePaul’s Alumni Sharing Knowledge. Schedule yours today.

ASK Social: I was the first!

Are you a first-generation college student?

You have unique gifts and challenges. Hear from our alumni how they made it work for them on

Wednesday, October 19, 12-1 PM
DePaul Club
1 E. Jackson Blvd., 11th floor
Chicago, IL 60604

Come hear success stories from DePaul alumni who were the first in their families to graduate from college. There will be free food and time to have easy group discussions

Seating is limited – register today!

About 1/3 of DePaul students are first generation college students. About 1/3 of our ASK alumni volunteers are also first generation college graduates.

ASK Networking Event: Coffee & Chill on Tuesday, February 17th

The ASK (Alumni Sharing Knowledge) network at DePaul welcomes all LAS students to a social event called Coffee & Chill that will take place Wednesday, February 17th, in Arts & Letters Hall Rm 102. The ASK network is a great resource that makes alumni mentors available to students in order to share their experiences, career trajectories, and other useful knowledge. Speaking with people who have liberal arts degrees is a great way to understand the wealth of possibilities available to LAS students!

Coffee & Chill is a relaxed, casual event that is meant to help students become familiar with ASK and ASK mentors. There will be coffee and refreshments. All LAS students are welcome!


October ASK Breakfast: How to Build Your Soft Skills | October 20, 2015


ASK October Breakfast: How to Build Your Soft Skills

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

8:30 – 9:30am

Loop Campus, DPC, 11th Floor, DePaul Club 

Your technical skills might get you an interview, but what often gets you hired are things that are not as easy to measure – your personal attributes and social skills. Learn what soft skills are and how to build them to get hired and advance in your career.

Featuring guest speaker:

Will Campbell, Director of Learning & Development at JLL and DePaul alumnus

Learn while you enjoy complimentary light breakfast along with the opportunity to connect with ASK mentors, alumni professionals and students.

Open to DePaul students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

To register for this event and view other upcoming events, visit Registration is encouraged.

For more information and the HTML version of the event posting, visit

Twitter:  @DePaulASK

ASK Networking Breakfast: Powerful Presentations (Thursday, May 14th, 8:30am)

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

Web posting:
Twitter:  @DePaulASK

March ASK Networking Breakfast: Global Perspectives March 11, 2015

ASK Networking Breakfast – Global Perspectives
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Loop Campus, 1 E. Jackson, 11th Floor, DePaul Club

business people handshaking

8:15am – 8:30am       Check-in and Open networking
8:30am – 9:30am       Presentation
9:30am – 10am          Open networking

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” (St. Augustine)

Join as we learn the many benefits of traveling abroad and exploring other cultures away from your home country.  Discover how having a global perspective can boost your career.

Leading the discussion are three ASK mentors who went beyond leisure travel and decided to live and work outside the US:

ASK mentor Kelli McGee started her career in banking, graduating with an undergraduate degree in Economics and an MBA in International Business from DePaul University, and working as an Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  After a Peace Corps tour in Moldova and another in Romania, Kelli decided to fully dedicate her career to service.  She joined Depaul Ukraine as a consultant, helping the charity organization strengthen their operations as they serve the homeless youth of Ukraine.  In 2014, she returned to Chicago and joined Depaul USA as Director of Operations, supporting the nonprofit organization’s mission to provide people experiencing homelessness with purpose and hope for a positive future.

ASK mentor Michael Colella has over 5 years of experience in research, business development, communications, organizational leadership and strategic planning with various companies and non-profits both domestically and internationally. He has lived in Brazil and traveled throughout Europe, Central and South America and still has many big plans in regards to traveling and living abroad. He started his career in scientific research and has subsequently transitioned into business.  He is currently a Manager at InternshipDesk, a Chicago-based company that provides career development programming for both International (F1) students and American students both domestically and internationally. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Biological Sciences from DePaul University, an MA in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and is currently completing an integrated marketing program at the University of Chicago.

ASK mentor Jorge Zavala’s motto is think globally, act locally.  Upon graduating from DePaul University with a degree in International Studies, he embarked on a journey to Southeast Asia where he served as an honorary ambassador to Thailand while working with numerous non-governmental organizations facilitating development across the region. Education, women’s rights, immigration, sustainability, and resource allocation were some of Jorge’s areas of focus while working across cultures in Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Malaysia.  In addition to his affinity for development work, Jorge established a fair-trade program in Northern Thailand benefiting impoverished orphans. He is fluent in Spanish and French and conversational Japanese, Thai, and Mandarin Chinese. He is an active member of Amnesty International and the International Rescue Committee. In 2013, he ran his own grassroots campaign for Congress in the 4th congressional district of Illinois and was the youngest person in 2013-2014 to run for a congressional seat and hosted the only grassroots campaign in over 15 years to stay on the ballot for a House seat. He currently serves as the Creative Director for Prestige du Monde (PdM), Chicago’s premier boutique public relations and media agency for lifestyle and charity affairs, and owner of D’Blondie Coffee Company, an organic and fair-trade certified business focused on selling and distributing high-quality gourmet coffee, honey, and tea.

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

Visit to register for the breakfast as well as see our breakfast schedule for the rest of the year.

HTML version of the event:

Twitter:  @DePaulASK

November ASK Networking Breakfast

                  November ASK Networking Breakfast
                Accommodating Disabilities in the Workplace
                Tuesday, November 11, 2014
                8:30am – 9:30am
                Loop campus, DePaul Center 11th Floor, DePaul Club

Join us as DePaul University’s Center for Students with Disabilities shares insights into how people with disabilities, such as autism, AD/HD, learning and/or physical disabilities, manifest in the workplace and learn strategies in nurturing a successful environment for both employers and employees.

Leading the discussion will be Judith Kolar, Director of DePaul’s Center for Students with Disabilities. Judith began her tenure at DePaul as a part-time clinician (LD Specialist) in the PLuS Program in 2002, while also consulting part-time for non-profits in donor research and grant development.  Her commitment to DePaul deepened with the years leading her to accept the newly established, full-time position in 2005 as PLuS Program Assistant Director, and in 2007, Judith was appointed Director of the Productive Learning Strategies (PLuS) Program.  In 2012, DePaul merged three separate departments serving students with disabilities (PLuS Program, Chronic Illness and the Office of Students of Students with Disabilities) into one newly created Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) with responsibility to coordinate accommodations for all DePaul students with documented disabilities; at that time, Judith was appointed Director for the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD).

ASK Alumni Panel: Post-Military Professional Careers (10/23/14)

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.

Questions about our events? Contact us at, (312) 362-8281.

October ASK Breakfast (Next Week!)

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.