Informational Interviews

Purpose

To inform & excite students about differing educational and career pathways!

Who are the students?

We currently are directly serving students from Franklin High School and are now actively promoting to schools all around the Portland metro area. Many of these students represent communities from all over the world , speak different languages, celebrate a smattering of holidays, and are curious about the future. A majority of students want to travel, help their communities, and become “successful” to help their families.

Step 1:
Apply!

Apply by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

Step 2:
Confirm Date

We’ll reach out to you to confirm a date that works best for the both us.

Step 3:
Pre-Interview Hangout

Students want to meet you before hand. Join Games with Mery and Alan or start with a quick 15 min intro before your interview.

Step 4: Informational Interview

Get Interview by Passion Impact students!

Student Facilitators

Students will be the interviewers leading the facilitation of the Zoom call!

How should you prepare?

If you’re invited to join us for an Informational Interview, please review the questions below with the expectation that not all may be asked. You may be asked to sit on a panel relating to your specific job industry in order to bring about more diversity of answers. In addition, students will have the opportunity to ask their own questions after about 30 min. You are welcome to prepare a 5-10 presentation if you’d like, but it is not required. Your interview will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel so that students who are unable to join have the chance to learn from you later.

Guaranteed Questions

  • What makes you passionate about the work that you do?
  • What’s something you wish you knew when trying to figure out what was next for you after high school?

Potential Questions

  • Introduction – Please tell us who you are, your pronouns, your educational background & your current work related position.
  • Can you walk us through your educational path post high school?
    • For those that attended college, how did you decide on a major?
      • Were you involved with any extracurricular activities on campus while at college?
  • Describe your current work position.
    • How did you find your current work position (what job searching avenues did you use)?
  • Can you walk us through your career path which led you to your current position?
  • What are the components of your job? What does a “normal” day look like for you?
  • Why did you apply for your current position?
  • What challenges have you encountered on your work & educational journey so far and what steps have you taken to overcome them?
  • Where do you want to be in 5 years professionally? And what steps are you taking to move you toward that goal?
  • What are your future professional or educational goals/dreams?
  • What’s on your resume and why?