Career Exploration and Informational Interviewing 

One great way to explore your career and/or scholarship options is to conduct an informational interview with a leader or mentor in a field of interest. An informational interview is a conversation with a professional who can give you insight into a company, position, or career path. Pro-tip: You can also conduct informational interviews with alumni from a scholarship or fellowship of interest to better understand the application process and the program experience.   

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Career Readiness

One of the best parts about applying to a competitive scholarship or fellowship is that the process of applying provides you with valuable skills such as articulating your interests and goals, writing a résumé or personal statement, and practicing interview skills. All of these skill areas contribute to career readiness. To better prepare yourself to apply to a competitive scholarship and to succeed in your future career, check out these additional resources: