Ask An Emory Alum – Admission

With a community of more than 153,000, Ask An Emory Alum – Admission will connect you with the best alum who can answer your questions and provide unique advice about life at Emory and beyond.

You ask, they answer.

You ask.

They answer.

Emory alumni love helping new students. 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.

Need inspiration? Got a question, but don’t know where to start?

“Hello! My name is Katie, and I am a recent undergraduate admit to Emory University. I am specifically interested in majoring in psychology to pursue child developmental research. I would like to know what the experience was like for a social science major at Oxford college of Emory University. I would also like to know whether research opportunities were limited at the smaller campus and how well Emory University prepared you for your career.


Thank you so much for your help!”

Need inspiration? Got a question, but don’t know where to start?

“Hi! I am Antonio, a recently admitted student to Emory College. I am very interested in the intersection of politics/social activism and film/television. My current dream job is being a television showrunner for a socially conscious sitcom. In college, I hope to especially work on screenwriting while building skills in directing and producing. I am particularly interested in Emory’s growing Film and Media Studies program.

I would love to connect with alum who can speak to Emory’s alumni network in terms of the film industry. How did Emory help with building skills to be successful in the film industry?

Thank you very much!”

Need inspiration? Got a question, but don’t know where to start?

“My name is Willow. I’m an admitted student at Emory for the upcoming year, so I’m insanely excited. It seems like the transition from high to college is huge, and I want to do what I can to be prepared. Some relevant information so you can better tailor your advice: I’ll be attending the Atlanta campus, I have many different interests in the humanities/social sciences. My dream job is a combination of working on the hill in Public Administration/Public Policy and being a Political Strategist/Consultant.

What advice do you wish you would have received before starting out at Emory?

Thank you in advance!”

WHAT IS YOUR COMMUNITY SAYING?

“I had a good talk with a friendly alum! Thanks for helping me set it up.”

Sam G.

PROSPECTIVE, EMORY ’25

WHAT IS YOUR COMMUNITY SAYING?

“I loved speaking with a prospective student and sharing my experience at Emory. She was very curious about the arts and I was happy to share the benefit of pursuing a BA compared to a BFA.”

Cameron F.

COLLEGE ’18

Got a question on how it works?

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 follow-up questions?

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 an answer?

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.

How many answers will I get?

The number of answers depends on how many experts we have available with relevant experience. It may be one, three 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.

Go ahead and ask

It has never been simpler to get help from your network.

Seriously.