Round table opportunities are interactive meetings conducted by DOT staff and their interns during the final months of an individual's internship period. They are brainstorming sessions aimed at preparing the interns for the job market.
These sessions are in line with the Personal Development Plans (PDPs).This means that the interns work closely together with Program Officers and are expected to come up with a plan on how to achieve the same goals and that they are all geared towards making the interns better prepared for the job opportunities.
The assumption at this point is that the interns have had enough relevant practical experience and are thus ready for their various job markets. The organization's management board, and occasionally, external trainers and expert career consultants take the interns through rigorous sessions of job-searching, interviews, etc.
Considering that the interns are always consulted to handle the fields that they feel they need training, the Round Table sessions are among the most appreciated and resourceful sessions by the organization's interns.