#femlead is for those who lead, those with vision, those who seek to support one another in the challenges and opportunities facing us in all areas of academic life (faculty, staff, administrators). #femlead is female-centered but you don’t have to be a woman to participate in this conversation—all civil and constructive voices are welcome!
We’ll be tweeting about informational interviews, and about using them as part of an #alt-ac (“alternative academic,” i.e., non-tenure-track) career exploration/search. To get you started, have a look at the Q & As on my site. They are wonderfully rich resources for anyone contemplating life after graduate school. I’ve also blogged about how I learned to love informational interviews. Here’s what else you can take a look at:
- “Conducting Informational Interviews,” Idealist.org.
- Susan Basalla May and Risa Nystrom McDonell, “Coffee in 2002, a Job Offer in 2004,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 20 Jan 2005.
- Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong, “How to Do an Informational Interview,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 24 Mar 2009.
- Logan Sachon, “The Informational Interview Is Actually a Thing You Should Do, Yes,” Billfold, 9 Aug 2012.
If you can’t make it, or you missed it, the chat will be archived here.