Student Spotlight: Informational Interviews

Posted in Career Services

Exploring health care careers can be quite the undertaking if you are unsure which area you intend to pursue. There are many clinical and non-clinical career paths to choose from and it is important to have insight into each area of interest so you can make the most informed decision possible. Informational interviews are an often overlooked, but highly informative way to gain insight into careers you might be interested in. It starts with reaching out to a professional who is working in the career you want to know more about for a meeting, phone call or video chat session. Informational interviews are intentional and you should be prepared with 5-7 questions. Your questions should focus on their career path (how they got to where they are today), their day-to-day schedule, issues facing the profession, work/life balance, skills and attributes needed to do well in the profession and advice they...

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