As an alumni of Knox College, Eric Miller, was invited to to participate in some of their homecoming events and traditions and even contribute as a guest speaker.
Miller, DocuWrx CEO, was asked to assist with mock interviews for the upcoming graduating class. He spoke with seniors all majoring in Computer Science about improving their interviewing skills and alumni connections. Miller talked about everything from subject questions such as “Tell me more about yourself”, to more difficult questions like “Talk about a situation where you had to overcome adversity.” Miller walked through possible questions and responses, talked to them about appropriate outfits to wear to an interview, and even showed them a proper handshake.
Miller was also interviewed by the Knox College’s Communication Department about a possible upcoming article regarding the Knox students who intern with us, in conjunction with another Knox alumni, Gary Moses.
The key event was friday night, where Miller was invited as a guest speaker by John Spittell, professor of a class called Entrepreneurship in Society. Eric talked about the history of DocuWrx, from inception, to two years running the business as a start-up, to pre-launch. Students were able to ask questions such as “What kind of life experiences did you have to get there?”, “How did you receive funding?” , “How did you come across the idea for a start-up?”, “How much work is it?”, and so forth. Professor Spittell informed Eric that the students strongly benefited from his speech and further confirmed everything he has been teaching them. Eric was delighted to share his story and has also been invited back again to be a guest speaker for the upcoming new start-up term in Spring 2015.
Miller also had the chance to participate in a lively debate about the value of the liberal arts education in today’s global market. He enjoyed listening to multiple viewpoints and really grasped an understanding of the issue.
All in all, Knox homecoming week gave Eric a chance to expand his network, assist upcoming graduates, and give students an understanding about the life of an entrepreneur. Eric is thankful for the opportunity and is already excited to participate again next year.
To read more on Miller’s visit and Knox Homecoming, check out: http://www.knox.edu/news/news-archive/students-network-with-alumni-about-careers