Informational Interviews

An informational interview is a brief meeting with someone in a profession or an organization you want to explore. They can be extremely valuable!

Note: An informational interview is NOT an interview in which you seek a job.

An Informational Interview Allows You to do the Following

  • Explore a specific industry, field, organization and/or position. Assess whether it's a good fit for your skills, personality, and career goals.
  • If you already know the field or organization is a good fit for you, do an informational interview to network and gather more information about that field/organization.
  • Observe and get a feel for different work environments.
  • Connect with professionals who may have tips about future job or internship opportunities.
  • Develop the social skills you'll need in professional interactions.

Contact Career Services to help you set up and prepare for informational interviews.

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