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Millyard Scholar Seminar (UNH Manchester): Informational Interview

Guide to resources for Millyard Scholar students focusing on career exploration and building academic skills.

What is an Informational Interview?

How can I prepare?

  • Draft a list of potential contacts to interview
  • Reach out to an individual to see if they are open to meeting
  • Research the company or organization
    • ​See library databases below and don't forget to check out company websites
  • Prepare a list of potential questions
  • Be prepared to give a brief history of your background and interests
  • Dress professionally, be on time, and . . . Breathe.

This is great chance to get an insider's view on what a job involves.

 

 

After the Interview. . .

Be sure to send a note to thank your professional contact for his or her time.

UNH Career and Professional Success (CaPS) center provides information on how to craft thank you notes and example notes.