Building Career Connections: The Informational Interview


Thursday, October 17, 2019, 10:30am to 12:30pm


Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Building Career Connections Series
An estimated 70 percent of people use their network to find a job. Join the Harvard Ed Portal for part 3 of this four event series to grow your network and expand your career opportunities! Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions, but previous session attendance is not required.

Part 3: The Informational Interview

When it comes to building your career and landing new positions, you’ve probably heard about the importance of networking. You may have also heard about informational interviews. When it comes to personal traits that can be the most helpful in the job search, the word “curiosity” is the one that always comes to mind. If you are curious it means that you are more likely to ask questions, make connections, and uncover new possibilities. In this workshop we’ll explore how you can ignite that curiosity and make the most of networking meetings.

In particular we’ll cover:

  1. How to find people to talk with
  2. What to write when making "the ask"
  3. Research to do beforehand
  4. What to share about yourself
  5. Questions to ask
  6. Follow-up tips
  7. Maintaining your existing network
  8. Internal networking



This dynamic and interactive session will be hosted by guest speaker Sabrina Woods, an experienced career development specialist, storyteller, and supportive holistic coach.

Join us for the last event in our series, Building Career Connections: Networking in Action, on October 23, 6:30pm–8:00pm.