Sample Email Request for Informational Interview
Dear Mr. Gonzales,
Laura Neal, Industry Specialist at the California State University, Fullerton Career Center provided me with your email address. As a college senior studying photography and digital art seeking to learn more about careers in this field, she thought you might be able to provide me with useful information. If you are able to find time, I would like to meet with you in person for 20 minutes to interview you about your career.
Thank you for considering my request. I look forward to your reply.
Sample Letter Request for Informational Interview
April 20, 2012
Ms. Helen Taylor, JD
The Law Offices of Helen Taylor
1224 Thunderbird Road
Anaheim, CA 92806
Dear Ms. Taylor:
I am currently an undergraduate student at California State University, Fullerton majoring in Criminal Justice. A colleague of mine, Desiree Cabinte, who previously worked for your Law Firm as an Office Clerk, suggested I contact you to conduct an informational interview.
My passion and desire is to become a business law attorney, such as yourself. Ms. Cabinte, mentioned that you are an excellent business law attorney that could provide me with great insight about the field. Currently, I am in the process of exploring different professional law schools. Your background and experience in business law will be invaluable to me as I pursue my career in law. At your convenience, I would like to schedule a 20–25 minute informational meeting with you. The purpose of the meeting is to gather additional information that will better assist me with my career decisions.
I will contact you by telephone on April 26th to see if we can schedule a meeting. Thank you for considering my request, and I hope we can spend some productive time together in the near future.
333 College Lane
Fullerton, CA 92834