Ever wish you could pick the brain of a leader in your field? Wondering what’s the best way to score an informal conversation with someone who has your dream career? The answer is a career development tool that often goes underutilized: informational interviews.
This topic will be explored by leadership expert Roberta Gasbarre of the Smithsonian Institution in a moderated, open discussion on Leveraging Informational Interviews for Career Success at the DLE Breakfast Club virtual program on April 22, starting at 7:00 am ET.
Roberta leverages decades of cultural and arts-based education leadership to share her expertise about how informational interviews can boost your career or entrepreneurial goals, how to begin this process and what types of questions to ask (or not). Learn how to follow up after the conversation ends and how to respond when you are the recipient of an informational interview request.
An influential force in the realm of museum theater, Roberta considers mentoring interns–including guiding them in setting up informational interviews–to be a highlight of her career.
The program runs an hour. Registration is limited to 20 participants to promote active networking and participation.
ABOUT ROBERTA GASBARRE
With more than 35 years in the field of educational theater, Roberta Gasbarre is recognized as a leader in cultural and arts-based learning. A Fulbright Scholar whose primary interest is in heritage and traditional arts, she has created a museum theater form that weaves the factual and the imaginative into exciting, interactive experiences for audiences of all ages.
Roberta’s career includes work at most Washington, D.C.-area theaters. A presenter and creator of plays and performances for the Smithsonian Institution for many years, Roberta became Discovery Theater’s director in 2000, deepening the theater’s commitment to educational enrichment and broadening its connection to the museums on and off the National Mall.
She received her BA from the Catholic University of America and an MFA from Towson University. Roberta has served on grants panels in educational theater for many years, including the NEA, DC Commission on the Arts and Prince George’s County Arts Council.