Interview someone of your choice (family member, mentor, friend, etc.) and submit a story on the individual using the required template.
Interview Assignment Checklist:
1. Arrange interview to take place via phone, Zoom, or in person if the person lives with you
2. Research, if applicable, information about the interviewee.
3. Review questions.
4. Conduct interview.
5. Write story.
6. Submit/turn in story. (Due via Canvas on Monday, March 1, 2021 by 11:59pm CST
Sample Interview Questions (these questions are examples only and may not fit the person you are interviewing. With this, you are to think about the angle (focus) of your story and ask your questions to fit the angle (focus).
What is the reason you are interviewing this person?
Why did you select this person to interview?
Once you answer these questions, then you will be able to develop your other questions to ask the person you are interviewing.
1. How did you decide on your major when in college?
2. How did you get into this field?
3. How did you decide to become a professor?
4. What do you like about teaching and what are some of the challenges of teaching?
5. What does a “normal” workday look like for you?
6. What do you like best about your work? Least?
7. What are your current research interests?
8. Have you involved your students in your research?
9. What books and articles have you read recently?
10. What advice would you give someone seeking to learn more about career opportunities in this field/profession (i.e., engineering, journalism, etc.)?
Writing Your Story
1. Your story should not be submitted in a question-answer format (no Q&A listings)
2. Your story should not have any grammatical, spelling, punctuation, or AP style errors.
3. The story must be typed using the required template.
4. Your story should have a headline, lead, quotes and additional information that you believe would be interesting to the reader.