Cornell University

The Process and Pitfalls of Informational Interviewing

Presented by: Laurie Gillespie and Anne Poduska

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What is an informational interview?

What are some common problems that people encounter when conducting an informational interview—and how can you overcome them?

What do people mean when they say you need to "follow up" with someone after you conduct an informational interview?

If you have been asking yourself any of these questions, attend this workshop learn how you might develop or improve your informational interviewing skills.

Open to all undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs

Laurie Gillespie, Senior Associate Director of the Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Development Office (

Anne Poduska, Graduate and International Student Career Advisor, Cornell Career Services (

Co-sponsored by Cornell Career Services, Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Development, and the Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Professional Development

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