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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. You ask, they answer.

You ask.

They answer.

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

I liked the idea that I could pass on something that might actually mean more than money to a real student. Having run the gauntlet of life, it was nice to take myself back and disclose how I began to put together what would ultimately be a rewarding use of my life as a lawyer.

Thomas A.

ATTORNEY

Need inspiration?

  • What can I ask?
  • What’s a good question?
  • Who will see my question?
  • Can I request someone specific?
  • Can I ask follow-up questions?
  • How long will it take to get an answer?
  • How many answers will I get?
  • Will my questions and answers be confidential?                        
  • Is there a limit to how often I can ask?                            
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.

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, five 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 others that have done what’s ahead of you. Seriously.

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