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We are your Career Centre for life. Our programs and services support alumni in strengthening their career management skills and navigating career transitions. If you have graduated from the U of A within the last eight months, you are eligible for the student fees listed across our website.

Our programs, services, and events for postdoctoral fellows are specifically designed to help you improve your career management skills and explore opportunities both in and outside of academia.

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      Career Information Interviewing

      Information interviewing is meeting a professional in your field of interest and asking them questions about their job, educational background, and how they got to where they are.

      Information interviewing can help you:

      • Gain first-hand knowledge and advice about career options
      • Learn the day-to-day specifics of a job that interests you
      • Evaluate your academic plan
      • Discover new opportunities 
      • Build your professional network

      How to conduct a Career Information Interview

      Before the Interview

      • Identify jobs you’re interested in
      • Do a little bit of research online to discover what you already know, and what you would like to learn
      • Create your list of questions
      • Identify individuals that match your criteria
        • Attend career fairs, search university department pages and professional associations, look through companies’ LinkedIn pages
      • Send an introduction
        • Briefly outline who you are, and what you hope to gain from the meeting

      During the Interview

      • Schedule a short 20-30 minute interview at their workplace, on the phone, through email, or at a local coffee shop
      • Ask your questions, and gain practical advice
      • Ask for referrals to others who may have useful insight as well!

      After the Interview

      • Send a follow-up email and thank them for their time
      • Reflect on what you’ve learned
      • Plan another Career Information Interview in another field of interest!

      For more tips and tricks about Career Information Interviewing, check out our guidebook!