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  1. Initiate an interview with an experienced professional
  2. Ask about different careers in the field
  3. Ask someone that you know personally
  4. As family, friends and professors if they know anyone
  5. Locate UNC Alumni through the Alumni Advisor Network
  6. Try to visit them in their workplace
  7. Generate as list of questions to ask
  • What is a typical day like on the job?
  • What is your degree area?
  • How did you get started?
  • What skills are needed in your field?
  • What is a typical career path for this field?
  • What do employers look for when hiring for this field?
  • What do you enjoy most working in the field? Least?
  • What experiences should I pursue to prepare me for this field
  1. Send a thank you email or card to professionals who share their valuable time and information with you!



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