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Students: CAFNR Connections Mentor Questions

This list is designed to help you think of possibilities. Tailor your questions to your interests!

  • What education, skills and experiences are needed to enter your profession?
  • Is there a preferred major for this job?
  • What classes do you think would be most helpful?
  • Do you have any suggestions for internships, part-time jobs or campus and community activities that would enhance my ability to get a job like yours?
  • What is the application process like? How would I go about getting a job in this field?
  • What is a typical day at work like?
  • What do you like best about what you do?
  • What are the challenges?
  • Is there anything about your job that you really dislike?
  • What types of employers would hire a person with your job title?
  • How is the job market in your field right now? Do you expect changes in the near future?
  • What is the turnover rate in your field?
  • What is a typical starting salary?
  • Are promotions frequent? How is someone in your field evaluated for promotion? What is the highest level to which you could be promoted?
  • Are there professional associations connected to your field? Would you recommend joining any of them as a student?
  • What advice do you have for me?
  • Can I contact you in the future if I have other questions?
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