How to land an informational interview

An informational interview is a great way to learn about a company or industry that interests you from a first-hand perspective. I know that it can be nerve-wracking to have coffee with a stranger, but the stakes are low, and what do you have to lose? Jay Reedy, MRED alumna was hesitant about informational interviews at first too.

Meet Rachel Shelton, Lead Ambassador and MBA candidate

I have always been interested in human development, and consequently career development. My role as lead ambassador allows me to have conversations with individuals who are at a pivot point in their development, whether they are looking to be promoted within their own companies or change careers.

Alumni ambassador spotlight: Alyssa Phillips

Through my cohort, international experience, events and guest speakers, Portland State University has introduced me to a lot of people I would not have met otherwise. Some of these people have helped me discover career possibilities that I did not know existed.

Student ambassador spotlight: Stephen Murphy

Once I decided to pursue the The Portland MBA and committed myself to the process, I’ve been amazed at how much I’ve been able to change in my own life simply by deciding that it was time to make a change. Understanding how I was selling myself short has inspired me to do a lot more than I have before.

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