Graduate Career Services for MBA and MSITM Students
Career Exploration & Networking

Informational InterviewsInformation Interviews

An informational interview is an opportunity to spend time (usually 30-60 minutes) with a professional who is working in a career field of interest to you. By talking with someone already in the field, you will acquire practical career information and expand your professional network. The great thing about an informational interview is that it is a non-pressured situation where you can gain first-hand information about the field you’re researching. It’s also a wonderful way to build a network for future contacts and leads.

An informational interview is not the time to ask for a job or an internship. Remember that your primary purpose is to gather information. Focus on information gathering, developing your professional network, and building relationships, and it may lead to a job or internship in the future.

Informational Interviewing Helpful Hints & Sample Questions (PDF)

For additional information on informational interviews, please contact a Career Counselor. We also encourage you to review the Quintessential Careers Informational Interviewing Tutorial.

Bryan Career Services and Internship Programs
Bryan School of Business and Economics
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
P. O. Box 26170, 301 Bryan
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
VOICE:336.334.9815
FAX: 336.334.5580
EMAIL:BryanCareers@uncg.edu
Last updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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