The person I have decided to profile is a friend of mine from high school who is now in the Marines.
1) What’s your current position? Can you give me a brief overview of what do you do in your field ?
2) What would you say most motivates you to do what you do?
3)What are the goals you most want to accomplish in your work?
4) Why did you end up working in the marines? What led you to this job?
5) Did you have any life-changing experiences that put you on the path that led you to be doing what you’re doing today?
6) What advice would you give someone who is in the same position as you/ considering a similar career path.
I really think these are great,open ended questions that you are asking your friend. I think your going to gather a lot of good material from these questions as well:)
The person I have chosen is an old professor I had named Sarah Washburn.
1)What did you want to study for college, originally when you were in high school?
2)Did you anticipate where you are now in life? if no, what did you anticipate then?
3) Do you have any regrets in your life choices? or your career choices?
4) What are your main values in life that you live by?
5) If you could send a message to your younger self, what would it be?
I think most the questions you raised are open questions that can make good stories of your interviewee. You will have a wonderful story and profile after the interview. But the second one and the third one may receive negative answers. For example, for the second one, if the professor says, “now my life is what I expected”. Then how can you continue it? Maybe these two can be thinking of carefully again. I notice that all of your questions are about the professor herself. When you have searched for her information, you may change some of them to questions that are related to some people around in her life, like her family, friends and teachers. In that way, more good stories may be found. The last and the third ones are both about younger self. You can change younger self to older self in the last question, then you can get some points by her about future.
First off, I love the professor you are interviewing! She's awesome, isn't she?
question 5 is a great question to ask - seeing that when you are young and trying to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life there could be some fear seeing that maybe she doesn't make a lot, but I know for a fact she loves what she does.
I have chosen to write my profile on one of my cousins.
1. What was your first initial reaction when you heard the news?
2. What were your future plans at the time?
3. How did you stay strong?
4. Who helped you through your lowest times?
5.What motivated you to keep pushing?
6. If you could go back, would you change anything?
I like your questions but its hard to understand exactly what your questions pertain to. Sounds like whatever your going to write about will be very interesting though. These types of questions usually lead to an emotional response.
I decided to write my profile on my theatre instructor, Jennifer Roca, an ex-Broadway actress who now homeschools and runs a homeschool theater company.
1. What got you interested in theatre/musicals?
2. Do you have a role model/someone you are inspired by?
3. How do you see your business expanding in the future?
4. What is your view on unschoolers (homeschoolers that don't actually teach their kids anything)?
5. Why did you decide to start homeschooling your kids?
6. What was your favorite role on Broadway?
I think you have great questions to ask your theatre instructor. However, my suggestion for the second question would be to reword it to “Who was your role model/someone you are inspired by?”. I believe this way your question would turn into an open-ended question.
The person I have chosen to profile is Dr. To. He is the professor of the Asian Studies Program.
1. How did you decide to immigrate to the US thirty years ago?
2. Why did you choose Asian Studies? Is it related to your hometown?
3. What are you influenced the most after having been to the US?
4. What the hardest moment do you think?
5. How do you think of your identity?
I really like how the questions you wrote seem to follow a pattern that will make for a really organized profile. I think that you will be able to get a lot of interesting background information form these questions that will help to shape your overall story.
I will be writing my profile on my dad.
1. How was the transition from living in Eritrea to living in America?
2. How different is American culture compared to Eritrean culture?
3. What is one big life-changing event that happened once you came to America?
4. How have your views changed since you came to America?
5. How did you start to build your new life in America?
You have some really strong and awesome questions! I noticed that a lot of your questions are based around what life was like then compared to now, but I think it would be really interesting to get some scoop on what life was like in Eritrea! Maybe ask some personal questions just based on Eritrea. For example: What was your lifestyle like when you lived in Eritrea? What was your average day like?
I love these questions and I'm very interested to hear your dads story! The only thing I would say since it is your dad just try to think if you know the answers already to any of these questions. Has he mentioned an even that since he got here changed him? Just try to get as much new information as possible! Love the idea cant wait to hear it.
The person I chosen is one of my close family friends. She is a lawyer.
1. Why did you want to become a lawyer?
2. Is it what you thought it would be?
3. If you weren't a lawyer what career would you have / be in?
4. What is one of your favorite cases that you worked on?
5. Any tips on becoming a lawyer?
6. Whats the hardest part about being a lawyer?
I think you have some excellent questions! However, #2 could turn into a yes/no question, so you may want to reword it into something like "How did your opinion on lawyers change as you learned more about the job?" or "What did you originally think being a lawyer would entail?" Other than that, these questions are great!
I like the profession of choice because this person can give a lot of insightful background on their tough journey of becoming a lawyer, I think #2 is a closed-ended question though because it will result in yes or no.
Im interviewing my grandfather.
1. How was your experience in the army?
2. Did the army change your life In any way?
3. You have lived in many different places in the US, what was your favorite place you lived and why?
4. What do you remember about your heart attack?
5. Did you have any traumatic life experiences in the army?
A lot of good questions here, and I think you will be able to get a lot out of these. Although I think you should make question 2 something like, "In what ways did the army have an impact on your life once you returned home?" Just a thought!
I am interviewing my friends Aunt Mal.
I plan to ask a lot of questions about her life because she has definitely lived a very interesting one.
1.What has been your greatest loss in life?
2. What has been your greatest accomplishment?
3. what has been the scariest moment in your life?
4. what has been your biggest regret?
5.what was the most interesting job that you've had? any crazy stories?
These are all amazing questions that can definitely lead to awesome stories. However, wouldn't the first and third question be very similar? Are you going to be able to see different perspectives since she is your aunt? I would ask her questions that you wouldn't usually would.
The person who I have decided to profile is my fathers boss:
(My dad is a firefighter on the Cape so I will be interviewing the Chief of the Eastham Fire Dept.)
1.What got you into this line of work?
2. Favorite part of working in small town cape cod?
3. Do you prefer the winter time or summer time for work?
4. Have you had to take extra precautions with the new shark activity even though that may be a coast guard job?
5. Favorite part of meeting new firemen or firewomen?
I think your questions are really good, and the person you're interviewing seems interesting as well. My dad was a volunteer fire fighter and he has told me some cool stories about what he experienced. I would assume your dads boss has some crazy stories so I'd definitely talk to him about that.
The person I have decided to profile is a good friend of mine, Nicole Giannino.
1. How has depression and anxiety impacted your life?
2. What have you done in order to cope?
3. At what point in your life did you realize it was becoming an issue?
4. What learning experiences have you taken away from your struggles with anxiety and depression?
5. Do you feel like you will ever be free of anxiety and depression? If so, how are you trending in the right direction?
These are good open ended questions. This is a good topic to discuss, seeing as how many people suffer from anxiety and depression. I like question #2, anyone with anxiety and depression should learn a method to cope with it.
I will be Skype interviewing my cousin from Ireland, he is a cross-country runner/cyclist, personal trainer, and motivational speaker.
1. What made you decide that cross-country running was the path you would take as a profession?
2. What necessary steps did you take to train for marathons? (nutrition, physical training, recovery)
3. Why was college not the right path for you?
4. Have you ever had a major injury that set you back in training for a specific marathon or milestone in your career?
5. Do you find any difference in Ireland and America regarding your line of work?
The person I am interviewing is my sisters boyfriend Jack Kinsmen
1. What influenced you to become an English teacher?
2. Explain and talk about the books you have written?
3. As a new teacher is it what you thought it would be? Why?
4. Who are your personal hero's?
5. Where do you hope to see yourself and what would you like to achieve in the future?
I feel as if who are your heroes and what influenced you to become an English teacher have some sort of correlation, you can get a juicy paragraph from those questions
Explain the books he has written will take a lot of your time up, maybe go with a question like. What was your inspiration behind these books? i think that would benefit your paper more.
I am writing my profile on my roommate who is from France who is at school to be a lawyer.
1. Why did you decide on coming to America for school?
2. Did you have any cultural shock your first year? If so, how did that impact your school work as a college student
3. What was your biggest fear coming to America?
4. How does life in America differ from life in France?
5. What keeps you motivated when your away from home and your family/friends for so long?
nice questions, you can also ask about the similarities between the U.S. and france
I have decided to do my writing on Jonathan DiModica, who is a friend of mine and also the owner of Boston Got Sole (Big sneaker event)
1) What has been your favorite big step of the journey Boston Got Sole has taken you?
2) What started the idea of hosting a big sneaker event ?
3) What motivates you to make every event better than the last?
4) What impact does Boston Got Sole have on the sneaker resell community ?
5) What got you into sneakers?
you can ask him about the challenges of marketing the event
Im going to write my profile on my godmother Julie. Julie married my grandfather joey in the late 70s. she is white and my grandfather was black. they met in Boston when they both worked at the post office.
1) how did your family react to your relationship with joey?
2) how did the people you work with react to you relationship with joey?
3)how were you able to block out all the negativity?
4)what was the hardest part of forming that relationship
5)if you could change anything would you?
what would you change**
I am interviewing a lawyer at my mom's law firm.
1. What was the biggest case you have ever been apart of.
2. How long have you been a lawyer?
3. What do you do on a normal day at the office?
4. What made you decide to be a lawyer?
5. What are some big obstacles you had to overcome to get where you are today?
I'm writing my paper on my grandfather. He recently came out two years ago after being married to my grandmother for 30 years, having kids and grandkids. There's a lot more to the story to hopefully find out throughout our interview.
1) What was it like growing up during the time that you did?
2) Have you always known that you were gay?
3) When did you first decide that you were ready to come out?
4) What was one of your biggest struggles growing up?
5) Do you ever regret not coming out sooner, if so why?
The person that I am interviewing is my friends mom who is a minister currently serving Bridgewater United Methodist Church.
1. Seeing you have a poli sci background and so much is going on in the world and so much is at stake in the times that we are in in this country, do you feel that it is important to bring politics in the pulpit or to keep the separation of church and state and have them not mixed?
2. What were your religious experiences like as a child and as a teenager?
3. In seminary did you have any doubts about being a member of clergy in the United Methodist denomination?
4. There will come a time where you will have to leave Bridgewater UMC to serve another parish. What kind of legacy do you hope to leave there?
5. What are you greatest joys in ministry and do you have any lows about ministry?