Career Center > Networking > Networking 101
Informational interviews are a low-pressure, highly productive way to learn about a field, get career advice, build your network and hone your interviewing skills. They are an opportunity for you to talk with professionals about their career path, profession, organization and industry. These conversations can take place via phone or email, but it’s much more fruitful when conducted in person.
Virtually every field has one or more professional associations formed to facilitate networking, support knowledge sharing and advance industry interests.
Job shadowing can be a great way to expand your network and get a real-world glimpse of a specific role, work environment or field. This can help you make decisions regarding your coursework and career path.
DePaul created the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Network to help students connect with university alumni for career advice and insight. You can search for and connect with alumni, set up conversations with alumni mentors, join discussion forums, and participate in group chats.
Join the ASK Network