Career Center Speaker Series (Shared Interest)

Career Center Speaker Series

Informational Interviews: Best Practices Before, During, and After

Wednesday, May 31
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
LACC, Room 309

Informational interviewing is the perfect tool to help you achieve your goals. Learn how to request an informational interview, questions to ask, and how to follow up afterward for maximum impact.

Sora Friedman

Professor and Chair, International Education
SIT Graduate Institute

Dr. Sora Friedman has worked in the field of international education for 35 years, focusing on the administration of adult exchanges, public diplomacy, international training programs, high school exchanges, and international policy advocacy. She joined the SIT Graduate Institute faculty full-time in 2005. At SIT, Sora supports new IE professionals as they develop their skills and find their way into new professional opportunities. She teaches IE policy, theory, program design, research, and advocacy, and serves as Chair of the IE degree program. In addition to her work at SIT, Sora serves as Chair of NAFSA's Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community. Previously, she served in NAFSA's Region XI Chair-stream and in several national leadership positions including as Chair, Training Coordination Subcommittee and as the first Chair of Trainer Corps. Sora's current research explores careers in International Education and gender parity in senior leadership positions throughout the field. She just published a book on careers and is writing a chapter on gender parity in the forthcoming "International Handbook of Gender Equity in Higher Education." Sora holds a doctorate in cultural studies, as well as a master’s degree in international administration and a certificate in distance education. She lived in England and Latin America, and is fluent in Spanish.

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