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Informational Interviews - Finding Professionals
If you are interested in conducting an informational interview you will need to identify a professional in your field of interest to interview. Finding a professional to interview can be a challenge for many students because they are not certain where to look for contacts.
Informational Interviewing Steps
An informational interview is a meeting designed to help you learn more about a career field you find interesting. They are a great way for you to gain an insider's perspective about a career field. They also can help you add to your network of business contacts.
Informational Interview Questions to Ask
As a college student, you may benefit from conducting an informational interview to help you choose a career path or to learn how to be successful in your chosen career field. If you conduct an informational interview, come prepared with a well chosen list of questions to ask during the interview.
Test Taking Strategies - Preparation
Test taking can be a challenge. Even when you have studied for a test, you may still have difficulty recalling important information and solving problems. Effective test preparation can improve your performance on tests.
Test Taking Strategies - After the Test
Following a test, it is important to reflect on it to prepare effectively for future tests. Whether you will need to understand the information for future tests, similar courses, or just for general knowledge, reviewing will help you retain more knowledge and perform better on future tests.
Test Taking Strategies - During the Test
To do well on a test, it takes more than studying to do well on tests. There are some basic techniques that can be used during tests that are helpful on most college tests.
Career Fairs : Making the Most of Them
Even though career fairs can be useful regardless of your level in college, attendance if often not enough. Following specific guidelines can improve the effectiveness of the career fairs you attend.
Make a good impression every time that you write your contact information on documents for prospective employers by writing your contact information professionally. You also want to continue this good impression by responding professionally when the employer contacts you.
If you are experiencing test anxiety, it is important to implement strategies to help you cope with stress and to improve your study skills. In addition, it is beneficial to seek help from college personnel and to utilize campus resources.
Stress Relief Techniques
During college stress may be so strong you become unable to think clearly. It is important to find stress relief techniques that work for you. Use them during times when need to think clearly but you are feeling too stressed to be able to do so.
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