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  • Jennifer Carignan 6:30 pm on April 9, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: informational interviews, , questions   

    Sample questions for informational interviews 

    A common challenge for students preparing for informational interviews is developing a set of good questions for the person they’re meeting with. With so many possible topics to cover during this conversation, where might you get started?

    From my perspective, your first step in preparing a list of questions should be to determine your objective(s) for the informational interview. What are you hoping to learn from this meeting? Perhaps you’re interested in learning more about the career path of a young professional in a field of interest to you. Or maybe you’re looking to gain some insight into a company you’re interested in working for after graduation. The types of questions you ask during your informational interview should reflect what you’re most curious about and interested in learning.

    After carefully considering your objective, brainstorm some questions that are likely to give you the information you’re looking for. Here are some sample questions to get you started:

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  • Anna Litman 4:40 pm on October 25, 2013 Permalink
    Tags: , , informational interviews, selecting a major   

    Undecided About Your Major? Talk to the Faculty! 

    In my blog post last week, I pondered students’ questions about selecting a major and gave an overview of steps to take to make this decision. So, let’s say you’ve narrowed your choices down and now are looking at a few subjects that really interest you. Your next step is to meet with one or more of the faculty teaching the subjects you are considering to gain their perspective on the major. This can be an informative and even enjoyable process if you know what to ask! (More …)

  • Felicia Parks 7:01 pm on February 24, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , , informational interviews, , , SOC networking reception   

    Ready to Attend the SOC Networking Reception? 

    The Career Center hosts several networking receptions – a chance for students to meet with employers and alumni that can provide them with information about their field and future contacts.

    Why is networking important? It’s one of many avenues to reach future employers, business partners and customers.  Effective networking allows you to present yourself and your objectives in a much more personal way than just submitting your resume and cover letter through an employer’s website.  You have a great opportunity to network with alumni and employers on Tuesday, March 1st during the SOC reception.
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