Prior to college
What was the narrative surrounding the importance of education that you received growing up?
What was your high school experience like?
How well did your primary and secondary education prepare you for college?
How early were you aware of the different types of colleges available to you?
How were your early educational experiences influenced by your identity as a Black person?
What were your interactions like with your professors both inside and outside of the classroom?
What of their characteristics enhanced your academic experience?
What of their characteristics made your academic experience more challenging?
How did the relationship with your professors evolve while at your institution?
Religion, faith, or spiritual practices
What initiated your faith journey?
What was the extent of your involvement in religious, faith, or spiritual practices while at your institution?
How did your experience with faith or religion contribute to your academic experience?
Social activities and organizations
What social activities or organizations did you engage in while on campus?
What was the dynamic of the members of your org(s)?
How did your participation influence your relationships and collegiate experience as a whole?
How did your college experience influence your studies/career decisions?
How does your studies/career field shape your view of your college experience?
What lessons did you learn from your college experience (i.e. professionally or relationally) that you now apply to your current studies/career?