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Grade 9-12

The Other Type of Interview: Set Up & Execute an Informational Interview

by Sam K. | Academic Consulting/Coaching FREE

6 Lessons 53:32
  1. 1. Introduction 1:01
  2. 2. What Are Informational Interviews? 10:29
  3. 3. How Can I Set up an Informational Interview? 10:54
  4. 4. How Do I Conduct an Informational Interview? 11:49
  5. 5. What Does the Timeline Look Like? 7:01
  6. 6. What Mistakes Should I Look Out For? 12:18

Grade 9-12


NGSS Standards



About the course

Typically when we hear "interview," we think a job is on the other end. But there's another type of interview that's a little more informal. The informational interview is an essential tool to networking and learning about different careers and organizations. This course will go over what an informational interview is, how to set one up, how to conduct one, the timeline for the process, and mistakes as well as tips to be aware of. We'll help you get prepared starting from the elevator pitch to the follow-up thank you so you can expand your network in no time!


  • Career Growth
  • Careers
  • Interviews
  • Jobs
  • Personal Development


I have worked for the past three years as a college adviser helping high school students with the college admissions process. During this time, I helped students with their college essays, SAT/ACT prep, and their college applications. I have also helped tutor peers in college and high school as well as led a middle school mentoring program. I joined Gooroo to make a number of subjects in high school more accessible and easier to understand for all students. I am excited to help students with the college application process as well as math and science subjects so they can achieve their goals and grow individually.

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