Information Studies Graduate Student Lorrie Dong

Lorraine Dong"Tristen, my IE intern, and I met several times over the course of the semester. Our goal was to determine for Tristen whether archives and preservation, and information studies more generally, were a good fit for her graduate education pursuits. Tangible outcomes for Tristen included researching and compiling a list of graduate programs that she would be interested in applying to, talking with practicing archivists, and attending a few classes at the School of Information. Prior to the IE experience, I had never mentored an undergraduate. It was exciting to realize that I could help Tristen not only make potentially useful connections within the field, but also help her realize the research and career opportunities within information studies."