Informational Interviewing


Informational interviews are the number one networking tool for international students. Despite the formal name, informational interviews are simply conversations with professionals. Learn how to ask for valuable career advice, build relationships, and gain advocates within companies to help you in the job search process. You’ll develop confidence, the ability to promote yourself and ask smart questions to impress new contacts.


  • Overview of the informational interview as it relates to networking and applying for jobs
  • How to identify your informational interview goals
  • Common informational interview questions
  • Overview of how to use LinkedIn to identify and reach out to contacts
  • Tips for calming nerves and bridging cultural differences
  • How to make the “ask” at the end of the interview
  • Post-informational interview follow up tips
  • Additional interview resources available via sharable Google doc

Session Length

90 minutes



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