For an engineering class I'm taking, I've been interviewing experts in the field. The goal of these interviews is to:
- learn important information on our potential customers.
- find out more about the terminology to use.
- discuss previous solutions to the potential problems my group is tackling.
- find narrower problems within this field to design our solution around.
A government office I contacted by email just set me up with a specific person (a government employee), cc'd this person, and told me to contact this person by email and arrange the date and time. According to the person who arranged this, "they were happy" to speak to me.
I've always read that one should thank a person for their time after an interview, but I haven't had the interview yet, so I'm confused as to what to write.
Should I thank them for choosing to accept being interviewed, then ask about possible dates and times?