Informational Interviews are simply conversations intended to gather information. In the career realm, they are meant to help you gather information about a variety of careers that you may not have much information about. It is impossible to know everything there is to know about every opportunity, especially if your network does not already include people in the careers you would like to learn about.  Conduct informational interviews to get insider information and help you explore your own interests as it relates to careers.

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What is informational interviewing and how can it help you explore?

Watch this video by the Stanford Design Lab to get a quick summary!

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Updated: February 13, 2024