An informational interview is a meeting with a professional in a specific career or industry. The goal of an informational interview is to research a particular career, learn about daily tasks associated with that line of work, and discover the traits and skills necessary to succeed in a particular profession. Additionally, an Informational Interview is a very effective way for students to identify a career path, make valuable industry connections, and uncover possible employment opportunities. An Informational Interview will generally last about an hour and should include a facility tour. This article from the Harvard Business Review and the Designing Your Career: The Informational Interview video provides tips on getting the most out of your informational interview.
The Career Services Center can lend assistance to students who wish to conduct an Informational Interview. To begin the process please complete and submit this form. A representative from Career Services will be in touch with you to schedule a meeting to discuss your interests.