Informational Interviews & Networking

Informational interviewing & networking are among the best ways to create an opportunity and learn about the specific needs of a field or occupation. Connect with friends, relatives, past co-workers and fellow students. 

What is informational interviewing?

It is a sit-down opportunity to discuss 1-on-1 with a professional regarding their: career field, personal career path and/or current job. 

The following handout will outline the various steps to consider when pursuing an information interview:

Guide to Informational Interviewing (pdf)


Networking: Another way to learn about careers

Having a clear and focused response to the following questions will ensure that your networking has purpose:

    • What career field(s) are you interested?
    • What are your short term plans after graduation?

Expand your network through online connections via social and professional networks.
A few suggestions on where to start:


 

Networking Events

Throughout the year, L&S Career Services hosts various different events that facilitate networking.

Check the Student Homepage for upcoming events including career fairs, employer information sessions, and workshops.