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In this activity, you’ll write an email requesting an informational interview.
This should be a paragraph or two, where you explain why you are interested in learning more about the job and ask if they have some time to meet with you.
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(Step 1) Think about a particular STEM job or STEM field in which you are interested.
(Step 2) Find a company that works in that field or has a job you’d be interested in apply for. (You might pick Microsoft if you’re interested in programming. Or maybe an architecture firm if you’re interested in building design.) You can also pick a person that has a job or works in that field.
Note: Don’t worry about whether or not you’re qualified for the job. Remember, this is just practice for a real informational interview sometime down the road :)
(Step 3) In the box below, write a short email to the company or person you chose, requesting an informational interview.
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Using the same company or person you chose for question one, go to their website, LinkedIn page, or a news article, and learn a little more about them.
In the box below, write three or four questions you could ask them in your informational interview.
Remember, the goal of an informational interview is to learn more about the job, the work environment, and the person’s personal perspective. You want to find out if the company, job, or career path, might be a good fit for you.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.