Candid Career is an easy way to get started. Review thousands of informational video interviews with professionals in a variety of fields. Hear about:
- What they do on the job
- What they like (and find challenging) about their positions
- How they got to this role
- Advice for young professionals
Search by keyword, major, job title, or industry. Use this information to narrow down majors and careers of interest. Next, reach out to professionals who can provide even MORE insight. Use your people resources wisely with informational interviewing and job shadowing.
An informational interview is a brief, business-like conversation with someone willing to give you insights about their professional life. Use the videos on Candid Career and our informational interview tip sheet to guide the process. Reflect on what you learned during an appointment with a career consultant!
As you speak with professionals and grow your network, try to get an insider's view by job shadowing. See the environment and work culture for yourself, and determine the skills and abilities you will need to be successful in a particular industry. Contact area employers to request a shadowing experience. Employers frequently visit IUPUI for information sessions or recruiting events, and they are usually happy to help. Networking sites such as LinkedIn can help you connect to professionals as well.