Career Corner: Why are informational interviews important?

Informational interviews are a great strategy for students especially when they are just getting started with the interview process for internships or full time jobs.  It is the perfect way to learn more about an individual’s real experience in that particular role, industry, and company.  If you are unsure of what you envision your career path looking like then setting up a few casual informational interviews is a great first step to take.

It is also a fantastic way to start creating a long lasting relationship with a particular employer.  Sharing your interest in the role while engaging in a thoughtful conversation is always a recipe for success.  Check out the video ‘Why are informational interviews important?’ to learn more!

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By Brian Moccio
Brian Moccio Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development Center, Pulsifer Career Development Center Brian Moccio