Informational Interview Questions

  1. Can you tell me about your career path and what led you to the role you’re in today?
  2. What were some of your early roles in the field?
  3. What does a typical workday look like for you?
  4. What do you enjoy most about the work you do?
  5. What do you find to be the most rewarding part of your job?
  6. What do you enjoy the least? Or, is there something that surprised you about the role when you first started?
  7. What skills do you think are most important for someone interested in a job like yours?
  8. What educational and work experiences is your company looking for in a qualified candidate?
  9. What are some expectations for new hires?
  10. What do you wish you had known or that someone had told you when you were starting out in this career/role?
  11. What advice would you give a college student or recent graduate who is seeking a career in this industry
  12. What steps should I be taking now to prepare myself for life after college?
  13. What tips do you have on financial literacy/budgeting, time management, etc.?
  14. What do you think is the most effective way to engage in networking and relationship building?

Thank You Email

Remember to thank them for their time and send them a follow-up thank you email, copying Ask if it’s okay if you stay in touch so you can engage in professional networking.

Internship & Career Planning Office

(310) 303-7273

9.a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

Campus location
In The Center for Academic & Professional Success (CAPS)
Cecilia Hall, Room 218 (current students) (graduates)