Interview Questions

Interview with Dan Grosschedl, Repair Construction Coordinator for Home Repair Ministry, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity

What is/are your personal definition and views on the term “literacy”?

To whom can you accredit for your literary upbringing?

What was your dream job growing up?

How did you choose the construction industry?

What were some major concepts and methods you can relate to literacy while studying construction management?

How important is literacy in the construction industry and where do you see everyday literacies contributing in the workplace?

What types of people do you communicate with on a daily basis and what types of information is communicated?

How does the construction industry tie into the architectural industry?

What are some tips or practices you have learned through professional experience that you wish would have been incorporated into the curriculum in college?

What would you like to see improved in the construction industry in the future, and how can literacy help contribute to those changes and improvements?

What are your views on architecture?  Do you have any personal interests in the field of architecture or any architectural influences?

Having an Associate’s Degree in English, does this tie in to any aspect of your job or daily tasks or encounters today?

Knowing what you know today, if you could choose any realistic career, would you still pursue construction management?

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One Response to Interview Questions

  1. kehauman says:

    I’m interested to see your focus on job choice here, Kyle. Questions 3, 4, and 13 all relate to that. I wonder how much this will tie to literacy – whether explicitly or implicitly. I bet, too, that you might find some interesting points about literacy as your participant discusses the similarities/differences between the construction and architecture field. As we discussed yesterday, I’m glad you’ve included the question about his English background. I think that will lead to interesting information, but it’s also a great way of showing that you’ve paid attention to what he’s told you.

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