An informational interview is a chance for you to gather information about what you need to succeed in your career, learn about a new field or just talk to someone about their own personal career path. Remember you are not asking for a job; your primary purpose is to get information to make an informed decision about how you should move forward in your career. Are you nervous or intimidated about talking to someone unfamiliar? Do you need some motivation to get started? See below for the many benefits of conducting informational interviews.
As author of Untangling the Ivy League, Marc literally wrote the book on gaining admission to highly selective colleges. He earned a BA from Cornell University – where he met AcceptU’s co-founder – and an MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC, Marc chaired the admissions advisory board; he has also conducted alumni interviews for Cornell for more than fifteen years.