Viking Score: Informational Interviews

Informational Interviews | 6 pts

Conduct one or more Informational Interviews with alumni or professionals in your field of interest. Often, the most current and best information about a specific field of interest, organization, or geographic location comes from the people who are working in that field.

Benefits of Informational Interviewing:

  • Get firsthand, relevant information about the realities of working within a particular field, industry, or position. This kind of information isn’t always available online.
  • Find out about career paths you didn’t know existed.
  • Get tips about how to prepare for and enter a given industry.
  • Learn what it’s like to work at a specific organization.
  • Gain insider knowledge that can help you in writing your application materials, interviewing, and more.
  • Initiate a professional relationship and expand your network of contacts in specific career field; meet people who may forward job or internship leads to you in the future.
Viking Score: Informational Interview Worksheet