Dining with an AUCian FAQs
Hosted by the Office of the Alumni Engagement, this program is designed to bring together AUC alumni from diverse career fields and provide a networking opportunity with current AUC senior and graduating senior students in a relaxed setting outside of campus while sharing a meal. This program is an opportunity for students to share their experiences at AUC and learn more about their host's journey as an alum and what happens after graduation. It also gives everyone a chance to expand their social circle by meeting new people.
Brunch/lunch/dinner will be provided. A smart casual outfit is suggested; student attendees are encouraged to bring business cards.
What's in it for me?
As a student, you are taking the step to meet your AUC alumni network. Meet with professionals outside of the classroom and outside of your major. Use this opportunity to practice your networking skills and learn about life after graduation. Not only can you learn from your hosts and peers, but use this opportunity to create your connections.
It's easy and free to sign up! The hosts determine dates and times. Each host will share information about their educational and professional journey to help you know them better. Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today!
How can I reserve my place?
We announce the event on AUC Connect, Facebook, and Instagram. We also send an email via the AUC portal to all eligible students. It is easy and free to sign up. Since spaces are limited, make sure you reserve your place as soon as the event is announced.
How much does the brunch/lunch/dinner cost?
There is no cost to you for the brunch/lunch/dinner. The meal is free and provided by the alumni host.
Who is eligible to participate in the Dining with an AUCian program?
Only seniors and graduating seniors are eligible to participate.
What time does the brunch/lunch/dinner start?
All brunch/lunches/dinners start at different times and last approximately two to three hours. Be aware of your brunch/lunch/dinner start time.
Is transportation provided?
No (unless otherwise specified). You are responsible for your transportation to and from the brunch/lunch/dinner location.
What is the dress code?
The dress code is business casual. Refrain from revealing outfits or shorts/casual looks.
How many students participate in each brunch/lunch/dinner?
On average, every brunch/lunch/dinner has six to eight students, depending on the preference of the alum.
Can I attend more than one brunch/lunch/dinner?
Every student will be allowed to attend at least one brunch/lunch/dinner; if space is available to participate in more than one, we can accommodate accordingly.
**What if I need to cancel?
Cancellation notifications must be received via an email to email@example.com one week before your scheduled brunch/lunch/dinner.
**Participants who NO SHOW or CANCEL after that will NOT participate in the next round.
What to ask your host?
Make a list of questions you would like answered by the host about a career field or organization. To gain the most information, use open-ended questions to engage your host. Find below some sample questions to help you prepare for your event.
- What types of positions are available in this career field?
- What general skills do people need to perform their responsibilities (e.g., organizing, supervising, writing)?
- What background is required?
- What kind of training or education do you recommend?
- What characterizes a typical entry-level position in the field?
- What is the outlook for entry-level professionals?
- What are some alternative methods of entry into the field?
- What is the future of this field in terms of new and expanding opportunities?