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Talk to college students, alumni, and professionals

You can learn a lot about day-to-day job tasks, job environments, and the personalities which fit best in a job by talking with fellow students, graduates, family members, and other career professionals. 

Informational Interviewing

Informational interviews are short information-gathering conversations with career professionals.  It's a wonderful way to quickly gain the real-world view about jobs and the people who do them.  These conversations can also sometimes lead to internships or jobs - just don't actually ask for a job or internship during your informational interview.  That's bad form!  Here are several sites available that will walk you through the informational interviewing process: 

Discover and build your network

Don't know who to interview?  Start with your network!  Many students think they have no "connections" only to discover how rich they really are!  

Engaging the world of work through social media

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