Informational Interviewing 101

Informational interviews are a powerful tool for building your network and discovering opportunities - but where do you start? This program will provide you with the knowledge and practice needed to add informational interviewing to your networking repertoire.

Program Details

Career coaches, guidance counselors, and business publications all agree: informational interviews are one of the most valuable tools for building your network and discovering opportunities - but where to begin? In this interactive workshop, non-profit pro Karen Roddie will provide you with the knowledge and practice needed to add informational interviewing to your networking repertoire. Karen is the Senior Community Partnership Specialist for Communities In Schools of Chicago, a non-profit organization that connects Chicago public school students with programs and services they need that their schools often cannot provide. She is also a business owner, author, and creator of The Chicago in 77 Project.

Speaker Information

Karen Roddie is the Senior Community Partnership Specialist for Communities In Schools of Chicago, a non-profit organization that connects Chicago public school students with programs and services they need that their schools often cannot provide.

Karen joined Communities In Schools of Chicago in 2011. She is responsible for building and cultivating relationships with agencies that provide a variety of behavioral and mental health programs, such as individual counseling and services that promote social and emotional learning. Her work also requires facilitating agency and school collaboration, trainings, and seeking out high-quality services that best meet the priorities of CIS of Chicago schools. She aids community partners in reflecting on their trauma-informed practices, program assessment, diversity and inclusion, and how to help students build social and emotional learning skills.

Prior to Communities In Schools of Chicago, Karen worked for the Chicago Postsecondary Transition Project at the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago. There she managed the process of and conducted qualitative analysis of several projects that examined Chicago Public School students and their transition from high school to college.

She is also a business owner, author, and creator of The Chicago in 77 Project. Karen is an alumna of Ashland University and she earned her master’s degree from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.

Ticket Details

Member Pricing

$10 Member Ticket

Please note, to purchase a ticket at the member price, you must be logged in and have a current paid membership on file. Limit 1 member ticket per member. Guest tickets should be purchased at the public ticket price. Contact membership@ynpnchicago.org if you have any questions. 

Public Ticket Pricing

$12 Public Ticket

WHEN
February 20, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE
Forefront
208 S LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60654
United States
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CONTACT
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