NOTE: We do not take unsolicited requests for postings to the PPPM Internship Program webpages.
Informational Interviewing & Writing Professional E-mail
Networking and informational interviewing are strategies to increase your knowledge of professions, jobs, and trends in your field of interest. An informational interview is a way to gain information; it is not a job search strategy. You must prepare to conduct an informational interview by reading and thoughtfully drafting your questions. You do not want to ask a question that is already answered on the organization’s website.
UC-Berkeley Career Center: Informational Interviewing
Overview of informational interviewing, including a sample informational interview.
Mastering the Informational Interview by Marci Alboher, NYT, January 29, 2008
Six Tips for an Effective Informational Interview by Jaime Hirashi, Experiential Learning, Net Impact
E-mail Etiquette: guidance on how to write professional e-mail
How to Ace A Job Interview on Skype (this requires Adobe Flash Player to view) by Time.com
Resume, CV, and Cover Letter Writing
Cover Letter Format (no comments/ready to “save as”)
Capstone and CPW Experience
Sample of how to describe on resume.
NYU Wagner Office of Career Services and Experiential Learning–How-to Guides
See pages 9 and 10 of Resume Guide for a list of action verbs. Recommend Cover Letter Format and Guidelines (above) for specific formatting guidance and tips for writing a professional cover letter.
Europass CV Templates
Established in 2004 as a consistent framework for qualifications and competencies.
CV Writing Tips and Templates
Answers to many questions about CVs.
PPPM Graduate Student Professional Plan
PPPM Job Search Spreadsheet
XLS file: PPPM Job Search Spreadsheet-2h3htkg