Connect with a mentor
Wisr is an online tool that allows you to connect with Denison alumni and parents who are in your field of interest or city.
Sign in and you can search for the topic that interests you. Once you find people you want to contact, you can use Wisr to message them or to make an appointment. Both are great ways to start learning more.
Remember that people when add their names to Wisr, they are putting out the welcome mat to Denison students to contact them — these are not ‘cold calls.”
If you request a call, the system will help you schedule a time that works and will send you both an individualized number. All you have to do is call that number and you will be connected. Be sure to do your research and have good questions prepared.
Wisr search topics:
- Advising about specific industries or careers
- Advising about graduate/professional school
- Reviewing resumes
- Conducting mock interviews
- Developing career-related skills
- Finding an internship
- Finding a job shadow/externship opportunity
- Learning about new cities
With Wisr, you start off by connecting through your LinkedIn account (so make sure your account is up to date). Once you have entered all your information, you can start searching for alumni. Your Wisr dashboard will automatically suggest alumni to you, but you can always browse through different industries.
Sometimes you may find that an alumni or parent is slow to message back to you. In most cases, they simply missed your message. Be persistent, but not aggressive, and contact your career coach if you have any questions.