Tuesday, February 18, 2014

From Mike Lohre: Please post your three best questions here

Students, by the end of the lab today, we are shooting to have created at least 20 questions for our upcoming interview.  Now let's share the best of this brainstorming.  Please post your three best questions in the Comments section of this post, so that other students in the class can use these questions as needed.  Please pay attention to what has been posted so you are not repeating the same questions.



Let's post the best questions we have so we can all benefit!
Here are three that I came up with:

1.  Who is the most visionary person that you know, and how does this person inspire you?
2.  What would you like your legacy to be, or what do you want to leave before you die for future generations?
3.  How has the American Dream changed in your lifetime, and what is the American Dream, in your eyes?


  1. 1. How do you see your culture (from Somalia) continuing with your children? How is it changing? Does this both you or your wife?

    2. What dreams did you have for your future prior to coming to the US? How have they changed?

    3. What made you (want to) come to the US above other countries refuges have gone too? Was it a choice?

  2. 1.How have your past experiences shaped who you are today? and what are these experiences?
    2.What was your initial push that influenced where are are today?
    3. Have any major issues arose from the life path you chose? Why/Why not? and what are they?

  3. 1. What was the most significant epiphany you’ve had in your life?
    2. Do you think that you were born with a purpose in this world?
    3. What do you think of the current state of the world we live in?

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  5. 1) What are you holding on to?
    2) How did you get where you are today? (what has changed through the process)
    3) What's the point? What do you want people to remember/take away from your story?

  6. 1. How did moving to a new home change you? How did it change your family?

    2. Do you still remember how to speak your old language?

    3. What was life like living as a fresh immigrant here in America?

  7. Nicholas Vouis 3 Best Questions

    1. If you take advice from anyone in your life, who would it be and why? Would they take it from you?
    2. What advice would you give to someone in the same situation in life as you?
    3. If you could communicate with people using other methods, what would be your preferred method and why would you use that form of communication?

  8. 1) How does the society we live in effect your life?
    2) How do you view yourself as a person? What do you feel are your duty's in life?
    3) How do you view our culture, our lifestyle, and the way we live?

  9. 1.What were some events that occurred in your life that really shaped the person you are today?
    2. What are some issues in America that you are really unhappy with?
    3.Do you have an object or item that you have had for many years that means a lot to you?

  10. 1) How have your values changed?
    2) Who has been your mentor growing up?
    3) What knowledge would you like to pass on the others?

  11. 1.What motivates you in life?
    2.How is your life different than as you thought it would be like as a young adult?
    3. What is one thing you wish you would have done differently in the past?

  12. 1. How did you transition your life?
    2. How was life back then compared to now?
    3. Who influenced you growing up?

  13. Was there a turning point in your life?
    How did your college experience affect your life?
    What was an important lesson you learned from each profession you have gone through?

  14. 1. What was one of your favorite childhood memories?
    2. What was the life in the military like for you? How did it affect you and your family?
    3. What is your opinion of current agricultural practices such as single crop farms and feed lots?