Ask! Program   The Ask! program is a network created to connect WWU students and alumni for mentoring and career networking. Ask! mentors can offer advice to students and alumni about:

  • job hunting
  • interviewing
  • resume critiques
  • career choices
  • specific employers and industries
  • networking resources
  • internships
  • job-shadowing
  • student employment
  • study-abroad experiences
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for Students

Ask! alumni mentors are Western graduates who have volunteered to talk with you about a wide variety of academic, career and post-graduation topics. The Ask! program’s search tools will help you find mentors based on criteria such as major, career, employer, geographic area or even participation in student clubs or groups. Love your major but undecided about choices after graduation? Have a specific career in mind and want to learn about job outlooks in various geographic regions? Want a professional opinion of your resume? Ask! can help you find the right mentor to answer your questions. Login or create an account in WWU Handshake and click on Ask Alumni Network to get started!

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for Alumni

As a Western graduate, your unique campus and career experience is a valuable resource for current students and other alumni. Create an Ask! profile to become a mentor and help students explore their academic and career options. You’ll also be able to connect with fellow alumni and discover networking opportunities for yourself. Become an Ask! Mentor As a volunteer mentor for the Ask! program, you decide how much time to commit. You can turn your profile off when you’re unable to respond to Ask! inquiries. Login or create an account in WWU Handshake and click on Ask Alumni Network to get started!

for Faculty and Staff

No one knows our students better than faculty and staff. The Ask! program is a valuable resource for you and your students. Use Ask! as a tool to provide advising and support to students. Alumni profiles in the online Ask! database list academic backgrounds, current professional experience and other relevant information. Just use the Ask! program’s easy search tools to find alumni ready to help today. Connect Students and Alumni: Faculty members can use Ask! to connect students with alumni who have experience in a certain career field. Alumni want to help students and the Ask! online network makes it easy to establish this professional relationship. Find Speakers: Ask! is a great place to find alumni willing to speak to classes and provide firsthand knowledge of jobs, industries and other topics. Login or create an account in Viking CareerLink and click on Professional Network to learn more! Need help? Contact us at 360.650.3240 or email