Connect with Professionals

There are several ways you can connect with professionals in the field you are interested in.

Job Shadow/Informational Interview
Spend a day with a professional in the field or interview a professor about their discipline.  This is a great way to learn firsthand about career fields or majors. Sophomores may utilize the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (A.S.K.) program to connect with alumni in their career field of interest.  Not sure what to ask?  The Informational Interviewing handout will get you started

Exploring Through Experience
Service Learning, Volunteering, Career Awareness (GST303) and Internships (GST498) are all fantastic ways to gain information about majors and careers.  Search Laker Leads for an opportunity that is related to a field or major of interest to acquire skills and knowledge of real world settings. Visit the Compass, 145 Marano Center to learn more about volunteer and internship opportunities. 

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