Internship-for-Credit Assignment

What is a Career Conversation and why is it important?

A Career Conversation, also called 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 a Career Conversation 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 Office of Career and Professional Development's Career Conversation Guide below.

    Career Conversation Activity

    *Internship-for-credit assignment*

    Draft Your Career Conversation Questions

    Identify someone with whom you would like to have a Career Conversation. 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.