ASCK Week: Alumni/Student ConneKtions
Week is a week-long extravaganza of opportunities for students to network
and connect with Chicago-Kent alumni and gain valuable career-related
skills. ASCK Week will be February 17-21, 2014 and we are looking for alumni to assist with a variety of activities:
Monday, February 17: Informational Interviews*
Tuesday, February 18: Informational Interviews*
Wednesday, February 19: Mock Interviews*
Thursday & Friday, February 20 & 21: Coffee ConneKtions
Any Day: "Take a Student to Work"
Informational interviews consist of 30-minute time slots during which you will meet with a student so that they can learn more about the job market and potential career paths, as well as discover which of their strengths and personality traits would be well-suited to specific careers. With information interviews, the students ask the majority of the questions.
Mock interviews are practice interviews in which you ask questions as if you were conducting an actual job interview. The interview itself should last about 20 minutes, with 10 minutes at the end allotted for you to provide feedback to the student.
Coffee ConneKtions are informal meetings between 1-2 alumni and a group of 2-4 students. Similar to ConneKtions @ Dinner, Coffee ConneKtions are hosted by the alumni at the location of their choice - usually a coffee shop or cafe - during the day. Less formal than informational interviews, these are another opportunity for alumni to share their experiences with students and for students to learn more about various practice areas or types.
"Take a Student to Work" is a chance for students to spend a half or full day shadowing alumni at their office. These will be scheduled on a mutually convenient day and time for both the student and alum.
*Informational interviews and mock interviews on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will take place at the law school, 565 W. Adams St., between 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The deadline to sign up for any of the ASCK Week activities is Friday, January 31.