Writing a meaningful informational interview outreach message

Given the increased competitive marketplace business school students are facing, skills in networking is imperative.  Reaching out to new contacts is a way to demonstrate your strong communication and mature relationship management skills. Learning to write outreach messages both quickly and well is a skill set to nurture.  

When you reach out to connections, either via LinkedIn or email, often the hardest part is the initial outreach message. If the message lacks context or the reason you’re reaching out, the odds that this busy stranger takes the time out of their schedule to meet with you decrease substantially. 

Schedule a check in with your coach in Handshake and review the articles below for information and ideas on how to increase your chances of successfully scheduling an informational interview with your initial outreach.

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By W. P. Carey Career Services Center
W. P. Carey Career Services Center