Networking for career exploration is one of the best ways to begin exploring career paths. Having a conversation with a professional in a field you are interested in exploring is called an informational interview.
Informational interviews give you an opportunity to interview professionals and learn more about a career and how to get there. It provides the space to ask about the work, their pathways, and the skills required for the position. https://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Career%20Development%20Center/Handouts/informational_interviews.docx