Over the course of the quarter, you will identify someone who is currently working in a field that interests you and complete an informational interview with them (10-15 minutes) focusing on different aspects of their career. You will then write a 3-page paper sharing what you learned from the interview. Please use the Homework Template. This paper must be submitted to Canvas by 11:59 pm, date found below on the course schedule.
Briefly (no more than half a page) summarize your experience during the interview. Start by identifying:
a) The name of the individual you interviewed.
b) The individual’s position/title and organization.
c) The date and length of the interview (can be over the phone).
In the reflection, be sure to cover the following points:
a)General reflections about what you learned about this person, this occupation, and/or yourself from this interview.
b)Describe the skills and abilities you already have to be successful in this field/occupation.
c)Discuss what additional skills/abilities/classes/training you will need to obtain.
d)Discuss how the field/occupation is in line with your interests, values, and preferences.
e)Describe the pros and cons (from your personal perspective) of pursuing this field/occupation.
f) What next steps could you take to learn more about this field/occupation? Be specific.