Bringing the informational interview experience to campus, the Office of Career Services and Alumni Relations’ Experts in Residence program regularly hosts a wide variety of policy professionals in Van Munching Hall. Beginning in September, these visits occur most Fridays throughout the academic year. The Office of Career Services and Alumni Relations announces visiting experts two weeks in advance and students then sign up for individual 20-30 minute informational interviews. The goal is to grant students unique access to knowledgeable professionals who in turn offer meaningful advice and regarding resumes, cover letters, internship or job searching techniques and field specific career information.
Past Experts in Residence participants include professionals from the following organizations:
- City of Annapolis (MD)
- Environmental Defense Fund
- National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
- Satellite Industry Association
- U.S. Agency for International Development
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Government Accountability Office
A recent student participant explains the program's benefits:
"The Experts in Residence program provided a unique opportunity to gain advice from knowledgeable professionals in a variety of career fields. As a student, this initiative solves numerous quandaries often faced, including developing successful interview techniques, fostering the development of new professional networks, and gaining important career development advice on topics including proper resume formatting and current opportunities."
- Jeramie Parker ('14)