The NCC Career Resource Network is comprised of NCC alumni, faculty and other professionals representing a variety of career fields. These individuals are available to share their experiences with students and answer questions about their careers.
Networking is the most successful job search strategy. As a student, connecting with a Career Resource Network member enables one to explore career fields and build a network of professional contacts. One also learns how to gain confidence when interviewing. As a network member, one has an opportunity to help students obtain information and develop a realistic picture about a desired career field.
visit the Career Counseling Center, located in Nassau Hall, room 14. Ask for the directory of Career Resource Network members. The directory contains a current list of network members, organized by career fields, including the network members' contact information. You are welcome to meet with a counselor to obtain additional information, suggestions about whom to interview and to discuss and practice how to conduct an information interview.
you will be contacted either by the student or faculty members of the Career Counseling Office. Network members are encouraged to share information about their careers, offer suggestions, and make recommendations to students for further exploration.
Remember that when you are using the network, you are engaging in an informational interview. As the student, you are the interviewer. You can ask questions that will help you develop a more realistic view of a selected career field, obtain additional resources and expand your professional network.
Some Suggested Questions to Ask During Your Informational Interview
Remember to ask the Career Resource Network member for their advice and for additional contacts or resources available that may benefit you.
Remember who you know is as important as what you know.
Additional information about how to conduct an information interview is available in the Career Counseling Center, in Nassau Hall, room 14. Check the events section of the Career Counseling website for the next Networking workshop and plan to join us!