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20 Questions to Ask Your Recent College Graduate

September 2022

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Graduation is an exciting and memorable milestone for many. It represents the culmination of years of hard work, fun, and self-discovery. After the caps have been thrown and the ceremony has ended, conversations typically turn to “what’s next?” Instead of giving in to this default, consider taking this moment to pause and recognize the journey to date. Celebrate what this accomplishment means and capture these core memories while they are fresh. Not only will it be an amazing and unique personal memento to look back on, it will anchor the occasion in gratitude.

Sit down with your grad at a quiet moment, prop up your phone, and record the conversation (try using the Remento app) while you ask some of the questions below. Or send them this article and encourage them to record themself reflecting on their experience.


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20 Questions to Ask Your Recent College Graduate

  1. What did it feel like to be handed a college diploma?
  2. What was your major (or field of study) and why did you choose it?
  3. What does having graduated college mean to you and your family?
  4. What was your favorite thing to do on campus?
  5. What impact did the global COVID-19 pandemic have on your college experience?
  6. In what ways have you changed throughout your college experience?
  7. Which teacher or professor had the most impact on you, and what will you remember about them?
  8. What advice would you give your past self prior to attending college?
  9. What was your favorite extracurricular activity and why?
  10. What were your go-to snacks?
  11. What class did you find the most enjoyable and why?
  12. What is a memory that brings you joy from your first year at college?
  13. How did you spend your time outside of classes?
  14. What was something difficult that you overcame during your time at college?
  15. With whom did you have your most meaningful relationships during your final year at college?
  16. How did you typically get to class?
  17. What song will always remind you of this time in your life?
  18. What is your favorite memory from your last year at college?
  19. If you could change one thing about your college experience, what would it be and why?
  20. What would you tell someone who is considering attending your new alma mater?

Check out this article for more tips on interviewing a family member.

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Interview Questions
Personal Interview