Part 1 (recommend completing during Week 5)
In Part 1 of this activity, you will complete the following tasks:
To identify a suitable interview subject, find professionals in your career you would like to explore. Think about tapping these sources:
There are no restrictions on your interviewee’s location. CareerQuest has a video chat feature you can use if you connect with your subject through that platform.
After you explore your interviewee options, request the interview. Reach out in a timely manner, as many professionals have demanding schedules and may not be available right away. It is also wise to consider having more than one potential interview candidate, in case your first choice doesn’t pan out.
As you prepare for your interview, bear in mind these tips:
Part 2 (recommend completing during Week 6)
Prepare for your interview well in advance. In Part 2 of this activity, you will prepare for and conduct your informational interview by completing the following tasks:
Here are some questions you might consider:
Part 3 (due by the end of Week 7)
After your interview, summarize your notes in two or three paragraphs. Include the name of the interviewee, a short biography describing his or her professional background and experiences, and a brief synopsis of your interview details/highlights. Be sure to include a reflection on why you chose to interview this person and what you learned relative to your career. Finally, make sure to include the questions you asked. You may find this template helpful. This documentation is due by the end of Week 7.