Informational Interviewing

One strategy that can be particularly helpful in terms of learning about majors and career fields is “informational interviewing.”  The primary purpose of this conversation is to gather information, not to get a job.  By talking with people who are already in a major, or who are working in your career field of interest, you can gain “insider’s” knowledge and understanding as to what a particular major or career field entails.  In addition, you will hopefully have engaged in a relationship with someone who can assist you with future decision-making and networking.  An excellent resource to utilize in identifying individuals to contact is the Hawk Career Network.  To learn how to access the thousands of alumni on this database, please visit the Networking section of our website. Your career counselor can also help you to identify and contact appropriate people with whom to conduct an informational interview, as well as to develop questions you may wish to ask.

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