Internship-for-Credit Assignment

What is an informational interview and why is it important?

An informational interview is a meeting or conversation with someone who works in a field that you are interested in learning more about. You can use an informational interview to gain insight into a field, job function, career trajectory, and more. It is important to speak with others who have already been working in the field you're interested in. This is one of the best ways to gauge your interest in pursuing a particular career.

View the MMC Career Services Informational Interviewing Guide below.

    Informational Interview Activity

    *Internship-for-credit assignment*

    Draft Your Informational Interview Questions

    Identify someone with whom you would like to have an information interview. Do some research about their organization, professional background, and career path. Then draft 10 questions that you would ask them during your interview.

    Note: All reflection activities are available as downloadable worksheets in the "Quick-Access Resources" section.