Expert Exchange

Individual Sessions with Creative Professionals

Expert Exchange offers students and alumni the opportunity to consult individually with creative professionals and Chicago business leaders about venture ideas and future careers. 

Held every Friday during the fall and spring semesters, Expert Exchange is a great opportunity to gain industry insight and personalized career advice as well as answers to your specific questions.

Expert Exchange session

 

How to Prepare

While it is not necessary to bring your work or professional materials to an Expert Exchange meeting, we do suggest that you:

  • Research the experts and their industries.
  • Register to meet with an Expert.

  • Bring your professional materials and questions to the meeting.

  • Check in with our front desk before your appointment at 116 South Michigan Avenue, suite 1400. Please let us know at least 2 days before if you are unable to attend.

  • Make sure to request a business card or contact information from the Expert and follow up with a thank you.

Curious about how you can prepare further? Make an appointment with a CAPX advisor or stop by during walk-in hours Monday–Friday, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Have suggestions about an Expert you would like to meet? Click here.

 

For Employers

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Our Experts volunteer for four, 30-minute sessions, to consult with students and recent alumni during one of our Friday time slots: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., 12:00–2:00 p.m., or 2:00–4:00 p.m., throughout the fall and spring semesters.

How to Register

CAPX is located on the 14th floor of the Lakeview Building, 116 S. Michigan Avenue.

For any questions, contact our Assistant Director of Employer Relations, Theresa Gimpel: tgimpe@saic.edu.