Ask an Emory Alum

With a community of more than 153,000, Ask An Emory Alum will connect you with the best alum who can help you with advice and introductions.

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Emory alumni love helping students and fellow graduates. So what’s one question you have for someone who’s done what’s ahead of you?

How It Works

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You ask.

Need help with an idea or active startup? Wondering about career options?

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We recruit.

Our technology (powered by Protopia) uses AI to find the best experts to answer you.

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Get answers.

We “hunt” until you have one or more responses. Delivered right to your email inbox.

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Say ‘thank you.’

And build your network by continuing to stay in touch (such as via LinkedIn).

Not sure how to ask? We’ve got a short video that will turn you into a networking rock star.

Got a question, but don’t know where to start?
"Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a nursing student here at Emory.

I enjoy working with children, and I am really curious to learn more about the day-to-day experience of a pediatric nurse. I would like to set up a shadowing opportunity to learn more about the field, but my personal network is small, so I’m not sure where to begin. I would so grateful for any leads or advice on how to set up a shadowing experience.

Thank you!"
Got a question, but don’t know where to start?
“Hi, I’m Tony and I am a senior majoring in marketing.

I will be moving back to Chicago, and am looking to land a junior marketing position with a great, for profit company / corporation. I would love any and all advice from alums who have successfully started their marketing career.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to help me!”
Got a question, but don’t know where to start?
“My name is Willow, and I am a recent graduate thinking about going to law school.

What pre-law school activities helped you confirm (or reject) your passion to be a lawyer? What activities / experiences are valuable to get into law school / or as great preparation? Would love to hear about any alum’s legal journey and career advice!

Thank you so much.”
Got a question, but don’t know where to start?
“Hi I’m Antoine, an MBA student concentrating in finance.

I am totally stressed out by these uncertain times and I fear that after all of my hard work, I’m still not going to be able to find a good job. I would love to get some advice about what I can do to best position myself to get a management role in my field. I would particularly like to hear from alumni that graduated into a volatile economy and had to adapt their career plans.

I really appreciate your guidance and support.”
Got a question, but don’t know where to start?
“Hi, my name is Andrea and I graduated from Emory in May of 2020. I’m having a hard time finding a job in the public health field, and am thinking about going back for my MPH to better my chances.

I am looking for input and advice, both from those who are working in the public health field with a Bachelor’s (how did you find your position? Any tips?) and those who have their MPH (what do you wish you had known? What opportunities did it open up for you?).

Any input would be helpful and so appreciated. Thank you!”

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT CAN I ASK?

Literally anything to help with your academic or professional development. There are thousands of alumni, faculty, staff and friends that can help with class projects, building and growing a startup or figuring out career options.

WHAT'S A GOOD QUESTION?

Think of your question as an advertisement. Share who you are, what you are doing, and what you need help with. Keep it short and sweet. Here’s a short video on how to craft a great question that will get you results and help build your network.

WHO WILL SEE MY QUESTION?

We send your request to the best alumni, faculty, and staff in your area of interest.

CAN I REQUEST SOMEONE SPECIFIC?

No. We make our matches based on availability, proximity, experience and skills

CAN I ASK A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION?

Yes, of course! Once we make a match you’ll have direct, one-to-one communication and can ask additional questions. 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET A QUESTION?

Our goal is to get you answers within 3 business days. But it depends on what you’re asking. It can go as quickly as an hour to as long as 10 days or more.

WILL MY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS BE CONFIDENTIAL?

Your question will not be made public. It will be seen only by matched experts and a handful of administrators.

IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW OFTEN I CAN ASK?

No. You can ask as many questions as you would like. In fact, we encourage it as this is the simplest way for you to build your professional network.

WHAT IS YOUR COMMUNITY SAYING?

Go ahead and ask

It has never been simpler to get help from others that have done what’s ahead of you.

Seriously.

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