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:
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:
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.