Is there a demand for people in this occupation?
What opportunities for advancement are there in this field?
What are the top companies?
What do you do? Describe a typical day
What do you find to be the best things about your profession? The worst?
How did you get into this occupation? Get started in this job?/What did you do before your current position?
What do you enjoy about your career?/What don't you enjoy?
Do you feel as though you have work-life balance?/How many hours do you work?
How did you prepare yourself for this job? For this profession?
What classes or projects can I undertake to prepare myself for this career area?
What is the most relevant major, course of study or preparation?
What is the most valuable thing you learned during your training?
Are there specific courses you would recommend I take now?
What was your major? How was it helpful?
What training, education or experience is required for this type of work?
Knowing what you know now, would you choose the same occupation again? Why or why not?
What advice do you have for me?
What recommendations do you have for job searching?
Do you know if your company has internships and how I could apply for them?
Would it be possible for me to shadow you for a day or part of a day?
What are the professional associations, journal and websites in the field?
Where can I get more information about the industry/occupation?