PDS: Informational Interviews & How to Use Networking to Your Advantage

April 5, 2018

Lana Smith-Hale, LCSW (Graduate Students Career Counselor, Graduate Students)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

2:00-3:00pm, Elings Hall 1601

*RSVP* https://forms-csep.cnsi.ucsb.edu/forms/PDS/Registration.php

Building professional relationships is crucial to career success. Some estimates posit that over 80% of jobs are secured either directly or indirectly through personal networks. We will focus specifically on demystifying the informational interview and discuss why they are important for building a professional network. This workshop will cover how to create a strong base of professional connections, as well as how to identify and successfully navigate in-person and online networking opportunities through LinkedIn and other similar networking tools.


  • Voice: 805.893-7472
  • Fax: 805.893-6132


Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6105