Sample Informational Interview Request

Susan J. Brown
507 Falling Creek
Lynchburg, VA 24505
April 30, 2015

Ms. Jane Smith
Director of Public Relations
ABC Company
1234 First Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Dear Ms. Smith:

Mr. John Jones suggested that you would be an excellent source of information about your career field of public relations [or you can say… In researching the field of public relations in the Lynchburg area, your name has come to my attention as someone who would be an excellent source of information].

I am a recent college graduate [or a senior, or …] who is exploring several career alternatives. I have become interested in public relations through my college advisor [or journalism professor, or research, or…] and would appreciate fifteen or twenty minutes of your time to ask you specific questions about your occupation.

I will call your office to see if an appointment can be arranged. Thank you.


Very truly yours,

Susan J. Brown