Conduct informational interviews with professionals in your field of interest. This will help you gain a better understanding of a particular field or job, gather information, and establish contacts as you begin building future plans.
Want to know what a career is really like? Ask someone with first-hand experience. An informational interview is a brief meeting between a person who wants to investigate a career and a person working in that career. The interviews usually last 20 to 30 minutes at the most.
Check out this resource from Berkeley on informational interviewing. There is great information about the benefits and steps to the process and a list of suggested questions.
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