On-campus recruiting events


Thinking about life after college? It’s never too early to consider careers! Check out this list of the information sessions, workshops, and networking events for DePaul students happening this month.


Employer: Naperville District 203
Event: Naperville School District Lunch and Learn
Date: Saturday, January 21st 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Place: Lincoln Park Student Center #314 A & B

Employer: KPMG
Event: KPMG Partner Panel
Date: Monday, January 23rd 2017
Time: 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Place: 1 East Jackson Boulevard DePaul Center, Room 5901, IL, Chicago 60604

Employer: CNN and Turner
Event: CNN and Turner Information Session and Hiring Event
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: Room 8009 – DePaul Center

Event: Kellstadt: International Students: Walk-In Career Sessions
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: Suite 5300 – DePaul Center

Employer: Cisco Meraki
Event: Cisco Meraki Information Session and Hiring Event
Date: Thursday, January 26th 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Place: Room 8005 – DePaul Center

Employer: PwC
Event: PwC Info Session
Date: Thursday, January 26th 2017
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Place: University Center at 525 S. State Street – Lake Conference Room


Kellstadt: International Students: Walk-In Career Sessions
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: Suite 5300 – DePaul Center

Kellstadt Finance Community: International Student Work Authorization
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: 8014 – DePaul Center

Explore Your Major
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Room 151 – Schmitt Academic Center (SAC)

DePaul Diversity Series: ESL- Modifying the Classroom for the Changing Faces of America
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: LPC Richardson Library- Rosati Room 300

Pathways Honors Admitted Students Panel
Date: Thursday, January 26th 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: 1110 W Belden Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

College of Science and Health Lunch and Learn: UIC Health Professions Navigator Research Program
Date: Friday, January 27th 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: 1110 W Belden Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA



Employers: Microsoft, Discover, etc.
Event: Careers in Technology
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: North Cafe, 11th floor – DePaul Center

Employer: Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Event: Is This the Asian Century?
Date: Thursday, January 26th 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Conference Center 130 East Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601

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 http://bit.ly/DePaulASKEvents.

Web posting:  http://bit.ly/ASKBreakfastMay2015
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 http://bit.ly/DePaulASKEvents to register for the breakfast as well as see our breakfast schedule for the rest of the year.

HTML version of the event: http://bit.ly/ASKBreakfastMarch2015

Twitter:  @DePaulASK

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 ask@depaul.edu, (312) 362-8281.

THIS WEEK! ASK (Alumni Sharing Knowledge) Event, 9/23/14

Greetings, Underground readers! As your friendly grad-student-cum-editor (read: well-versed in the old job hunt), I can never stress enough the importance of building your network. As a truism we all know goes, It’s not just what you know, it’s who you know.

Join Alumni Sharing Knowledge‘s (ASK) kickoff networking breakfast for the school year as we discover careers that are projected to rapidly grow.  Leading the discussion will be DePaul alumna and ASK mentor Mary Williamson.

Mary is a full-cycle recruiter who hires for a variety of levels and roles, from entry level all the way to the C-Suite and executive level. With nearly 20 years of talent acquisition experience, Mary has recruited in a variety of industries including healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, finance, sales, and science.  She is excited to share the trends she sees in jobs that are currently in demand and will offer you tips on how to get ahead of the competition.

Enjoy light breakfast, lively conversation, and open networking with ASK mentors, alumni professionals, and students.  Open to DePaul students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

September ASK Networking Breakfast
Hot Career Areas
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
8:30am – 9:30am
Loop campus, DPC 11th Floor, DePaul Club

New Alumni Profiles

Ok, let’s be honest, English degrees have been unfairly stigmatized, mainly as a contributing factor of chronic unemployment (see image on right). However, DePaul English graduates are navigating the current job market confidently and coming back to share what they’ve learned. We’ve been interviewing alumni in a range of fields (from professional writers to marketing executives) as far back as 1991 to as recently as 2009. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting these interviews here and archiving them on separate alumni profile pages (check out the new drop-down menu at the top of the page)

First Profile: Kenneth Lapins

Occupation: Freelance Journalist/Copywriter

To check out Kenneth’s interview, click here.