Sample Audio Clip/Transcript: Informational Interview with Professional Referral (MBA-level)

In this second sample informational interview, you’ll learn how an MBA student might speak with a professional referral – and how you can apply the same strategies to your networking efforts.

In this lesson, we’ll go through a sample informational interview between an MBA student and a referral he received from another industry contact.

This conversation is more formal than our first one, because he’s coming in at a higher level (Associate vs. Analyst) and because there is less of a connection since the introduction was made via referral.

First, simply listen to the MP3 recording while reading along with the transcript – after the interview concludes, we’ll walk you through everything and analyze specific lines and strategies the MBA student used.


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