An informational interview is a meeting arranged with a select individual to obtain “inside” information about an industry, occupation, organization, or program. This can lead you to valuable career insight that would not be available through online or print information. You may be surprised at how willing professionals are to discuss and share information about their work.  A key thing to remember, however, is that informational interviews are not job interviews; they are opportunities for you to learn more about specific career paths, and to develop contacts and possible leads within your industry of interest.

Tips for Arranging and Conducting Informational Interviews