Plan to present yourself in a professional manner. Prepare a list of the questions most important to you (see the attached list of Potential Questions for some ideas). If you are meeting in person be prompt, dress appropriately for that business and be well groomed. Remember to bring driving directions, your questions, pen, paper and resume.
Start early – don’t get caught in traffic. If this is a telephone interview, be sure to call on time. Making a good impression helps ensure that this person will remain a valuable networking contact in the future.
If you have a polished resume, bring it with you. Your contact may ask to see it, or you may have an opportunity to show it and get some feedback. Remember that if you do show your resume, it will be to get advice, not to ask directly for a job or internship.
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