Call for Applications/Volunteers: ASEEES Program “Exploring Career Diversity”

This service provides informational interviews by matching professionals with SEEES MA/PhDs employed beyond the professoriate (Senior Contact), with graduate students and recent MA/PhDs who are interested in broadening their career horizons (Junior Contact).  For more information and to apply or volunteer:

Senior Contact Expectations

Be available for a one-time informational interview/conversation, whether by phone, email, Zoom, in person, etc.

Be willing to answer questions about career path choices, transition to non-academic work, daily work details, etc.

Be willing to provide feedback on professional materials, including a resume, cover letter, etc.

Maintain a professional demeanor with junior contacts.

What Is Not Expected 

Initiate all contact

Have all the answers

Offer jobs or internship opportunities

Ongoing communication with junior contacts

Be an ASEEES member

Junior Contact Expectations

Be an ASEEES member

Be a student in or a recent graduate (degree received in the last five years) of an MA/PhD program

Initiate contact with senior contact

Come to a one-time informational interview/conversation prepared with questions about employment sectors, the senior contact’s career path, etc.

Maintain a professional demeanor with senior contact

Recognize the limits of the program in terms of depth and continuity of contact

What Is Not Expected

Be completely decided with respect to a desired career path

Be near completion of a degree program