16 Interview someone

Informational interviews (i.e. talking to professionals in your field) can help you learn about a career area of interest and help you develop professional relationships with people whose career paths excite you.  At an informational interview you might like to ask questions like:

•What is a typical day or week like in your job?

•What are the most common challenges you face?

•What is the best part of this career?

•How do you balance your job with the rest of your life?

•How did you get into this career? What would you do differently?

•Are there related career fields that I might consider?

•What are the current industry trends? 

University of Toronto Career Exploration & Education Next Steps:

  1. Attend the Talking to Professionals workshop to learn more about informational interviews and how to approach them.
  2. Use the U of T Hub on Ten Thousand Coffees, a Hub filled with U of T affiliates who are ready and willing to talk to you. You can create a profile on the platform, find inspiring people in your field from around the world, and set up online or inperson informational chats with them..
  3. Connect with alumni through the Backpack to Briefcase program. 

Visit Career Exploration & Education and meet with us for a 15-minute conversation to talk about your next step(s). Find our hours here.

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