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Wilson Hall - 15West
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Welcome to Fermilab!

A Research Study on the Impact of Relocation

The International Services Department is conducting research on the impact of relocation on arriving employees and users, including those coming from different countries as well as those coming from different parts of the United States.

We need your help!

Who can Help?
Who am I?

The International Services Office is researching the process by which people adjust to a new location after relocating there for work. The goal is to learn about the issues and hardships that might occur during relocation, as well as about the adaption methods people successfully have used.  We want to identify ways to make the transition more enjoyable, to ensure that new arrivals to Fermilab can achieve optimize their work performance, professional enjoyment and opportunities. Ultimately, we hope to implement simple systems and resources that incorporate successful coping strategies and ideas.

Who Can Help?
International Services wants to hear from anyone who has traveled here from another country or from another part of the United State, or who knows about the experiences of someone who did this, and
  • who has adjusted, or is adjusting, to a new environment,
  • who has ideas or suggestions to offer,
  • who has similar experiences to share.

If family members also have relocated, we also appreciate the opportunity to speak with them, to better understand their experiences.

Please email or call me (x2586) to schedule a private interview appointment! I usually am at Fermilab Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 11 am and 5 pm, but will work with you to find a time convenient to you.

The information that is shared will be completely confidential.  No names will be used in any report issued. 

Who am I?
I am a student at Aurora University studying Psychology and Human Resources. To gain experience in my future career, I am working at Fermilab. I hope to learn more about what people go through when they begin new jobs or move to new places, and what working in Human Resources is like generally.