What are some ways I can follow up with people after they meet with me for informational interviews so that I could build the relationship further?
The informational interview is just a conversation - to turn this person into part of your network, you'll need to follow up.
Remember, this person generously gave you time (and, perhaps, even advice and referrals), so following up at least to thank them is good form. Offering assistance, resources, or updates is great.
Here are some tips:
It's important to remember that networking is all in the follow-up after you've had an informational interview - this can turn the person with whom you met from an acquaintance into an ally!
SoFi's Career Services Team