An informational interview is a meeting with a practicing professional that allows you to gain insight into a particular industry, field, company, or job position outside of the formal interview process. During an informational interview, you are not applying for a job—you are seeking knowledge about things like daily responsibilities, company culture, and what educational and employment background will best prepare you for a future career in that field. Informational interviews are a great tool to help you narrow down your career path.
Check out this three-part blog about informational interviews to learn about the benefits of an informational interview, strategies for setting up an informational interview, and the best questions to ask once you get one!
So do some research, reach out to professionals, and set up an informational interview! If you want additional help narrowing your career path, stop by the Center for Career Development for a walk-in career counseling appointment, 12 – 4 PM Monday-Friday.