Informational Interview Assignment
Conduct one informational interview with a professional from your technology or related field. The professional must work specifically in your area of interest however, you are STRONGLY encouraged to select professionals who work in the field in which you are most interested.
Before conducting the interview, prepare a list of questions. You do not necessarily have to follow that list exclusively or ask all of the questions, but having some ideas ahead of time what questions you want to ask will help you seem more professional and prepared. The interview must be in person or over the telephone – you may not conduct the interview by email.
Following your interview:
Summarize the interview by providing the following:
The subject’s name, title, and organization,
The date and location of the interview A summary of the information received in the interview, and
The list of questions asked, even if you did not follow that list exactly.
After the summary, provide a short reflection (1 page minimum) on how the interview helped you obtain a clearer focus on your future in the following areas:
The experiences you will try to gain to help you become a stronger job candidate
Your dream job and how you might conduct your job search, and
Any other aspect of your career exploration.