Information for Career Exploration Nights Alumni Speakers

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Thank you for agreeing to participate in our Career Exploration Nights on March 9-11, 2021.

The following information is provided to alumni speakers who have been invited to participate:

  • Our event is being held across three nights: Tuesday, March 9; Wednesday, March 10; and Thursday, March 11.
     
  • We have more than 250 alumni participating.  There are 18 different sessions.  Each session has anywhere from 10 to 20 concurrent sessions with alumni. Each alum has been assigned one, 30-minute session.  Sessions are:
     
    • Tuesday, March 9 - 6:00 - 6:30 PM EST    
    • Tuesday, March 9 - 6:30 - 7:00 PM EST    
    • Tuesday, March 9 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM EST    
    • Tuesday, March 9 - 7:30 - 8:00 PM EST    
    • Tuesday, March 9 - 8:00 - 8:30 PM EST    
    • Tuesday, March 9 - 8:30 - 9:00 PM EST    
       
    • Wednesday, March 10 - 6:00 - 6:30 PM EST    
    • Wednesday, March 10 - 6:30 - 7:00 PM EST    
    • Wednesday, March 10 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM EST    
    • Wednesday, March 10 - 7:30 - 8:00 PM EST    
    • Wednesday, March 10 - 8:00 - 8:30 PM EST    
    • Wednesday, March 10 - 8:30 - 9:00 PM EST    
       
    • Thursday, March 11 - 6:00 - 6:30 PM EST    
    • Thursday, March 11 - 6:30 - 7:00 PM EST    
    • Thursday, March 11 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM EST    
    • Thursday, March 11 - 7:30 - 8:00 PM EST    
    • Thursday, March 11 - 8:00 - 8:30 PM EST    
    • Thursday, March 11 - 8:30 - 9:00 PM EST    
       
  • Your session will be set for 30 minutes, although we will keep it to 25 minutes of discussion time so students can log into another session on time.
     
  • On Friday, March 5, we will provide you with your specific Zoom link for your session.
     
  • Please plan to log into the Zoom about 5 minutes before your scheduled participation time. We will have the waiting room feature enabled.
     
  • A student event organizer or a University staff member will serve as host in your Zoom breakout room.
     
  • Most sessions will be with one alum. If attendance is low, we may combine some sessions with two in one Zoom breakout room.
     
  • No slides or presentation is necessary.  The event is a relaxed conversation between alumni and students with the ultimate goal of helping students explore potential career paths.
     
  • There is no dress code.  Business dress is not necessary.  Students will be attending in casual clothing and many of them will be in their residence hall rooms due to COVID. You are welcome to dress casually.
     
  • The format of the session will be as follows:
    • Our host will welcome the students into the session and welcome you as our guest alumnus
       
    • You will introduce yourself (name, class year, major, current title and position) and share a few minutes touching on each of these prepared questions:
      • How did you get to where you are today?
      • What is the favorite part of your job?
      • What does a typical day look like in your position?
      • What is an interesting thing about your industry (or work) that most college students wouldn't know?
      • What is the most valuable skill you learned at Notre Dame that has prepared you for success?
         
    • After sharing those answers the host will open it up to Q&A for the remaining time

A list of participating alumni will be made available on our event page on March 2.  If you have any edits, please complete this brief form.

Questions can be directed to your student event contact or LoriAnn Edinborough, Director of Undergraduate Career Services (edinborough.1@nd.edu).