Student & Alumni Informational Interview Virtual Event

Smeal Student & Alumni Informational Interview Virtual Event

Wednesday, May 13
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Hosted on Zoom (camera capabilities required)

Take part in this virtual event that will allow students to practice having a conversation with a business professional and gain insights into various industries, companies, and positions.

You will chat with one student at a time for 15 minutes (up to three times during the hour, depending on student attendance). You may be paired with a student who has similar career interests as yours, but this is not guaranteed. 


Questions you might be asked:

  • What has been your career path and how did you get into your current position?
  • What do you do on a typical day?
  • What are some various career paths in this field?
  • What part of this job do you find most satisfying? What challenges you?
  • What makes a person most marketable for positions in this field? What personal qualities or abilities are important to being successful in this job?
  • What opportunities for advancement are there in this field and what is the current demand for people?
  • In what ways is this field changing or growing? What issues are affecting the field, your position, or your organization?
  • What special advice would you give someone entering this field?
  • Which professional journals and organizations would help me learn more about this field?
  • What suggestions do you have for me to enhance my background and/or resume?
  • What are general salary ranges for positions in this field and/or type of position?
  • How would you describe your organization’s culture?
  • With what other individuals should I speak to gain additional information?