PRSSA at Louisiana State University

Up until a few months ago, I never considered the option of conducting informational interviews with companies I was interested in working for. I would do the usual: Search online for internship or job postings, apply by the deadline and wait. It wasn’t until my good friend and mentor Brian Price suggested foregoing the online application process and reaching out to companies in a more organic way—by conducting informational interviews.

An informational interview is an opportunity for students to be the interviewer and ask questions in order to learn more about a company: its values, culture, the type of work it does, etc. It allows you to see if the company is a right fit for you and vice versa. Informational interviews can be conducted in person, over the phone or via Skype or Google Hangout. If you have the ability to conduct an informational interview in person, you…

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