Answered by Dan, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on Tuesday, September 29, 2015
There are various ways one can find people within their field of interest, such as Information Security. One could ask family, friends, or professors if they have someone in mind. Another method could be social media. One in particular being LinkedIn, there one can research companies and link up with individuals with related career goals/interests. Also, one can "inmail" message individuals within that particular field of interest. LinkedIn is a great source for any professional, no matter what line of work they are in. Once it comes to contacting them, keep your message short, sweet, and straight to the point. Introduce yourself, explain the assignment and ask if they would be willing to help out. This way they got to know you, know what you want to achieve and also you are networking!