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.
Explore careers by browsing thousands of interviews with professionals in a wide variety of careers using CandidCareer. Prepare yourself for the job & internship search through more videos focused on self-marketing, networking and more!
Investigate careers through research on LinkedIn by using the LinkedIn Alumni Tool and exploring other professionals, organizations and more. Meet with a career counselor to learn more about using LinkedIn to explore and visit LinkedIn for Students to access videos and tip sheets.
Our Purchase College CDC Mentor Network group on LinkedIn. helps students explore careers by connecting them with alumni and other professionals in a variety of fields. Students get a “peek” at an industry or profession, through the eyes of an experienced practitioner, while gaining valuable insight into the “real” world. Learn more about the mentor network and the guidelines of being a part of the group !
New Mentorship Platform
Coming in 2019!
The Career Development Center and Alumni Engagement are partnering to bring Firsthand, an exciting new on-line alumni networking and mentoring platform, to Purchase College students and alumni. Check back in summer 2019 for details!