Cold Emails and Hot Coffee

The Art of the Informational Interview

Based on AAAS Albert Chen’s idea. One hour lecture to introduce trainees to the concept of how to find people to interview, how to conduct an informational interview, and challenging them to contact five people they “kind of” know and five people they don’t know. Two weeks later, gather for a one hour debrief to hear how they did. They are always surprised and have good stories to share. I can share my slides so you can do this yourself if you are good at getting audience participation. If not, I can present this session once, and you’ll understand how to do this in the future.

Duration: 2 hours
Institution: University of Rochester