How To Interview A Class Of 2020 Graduate
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Odyssey Template: Interview A Class Of 2020 Graduate

What they've been through is truly unprecedented.

Odyssey Template: Interview A Class Of 2020 Graduate

No matter how you want to spin it, the Class of 2020 will be the first class graduating amidst a global pandemic.

Their last college or high school moments have been stolen from them, and their consolation prize for that is entering a terrible, uncertain job market, or entering their first semester of college with doubts around being on-campus or logging into a zoom call.

With this Odyssey template, you can let other people know what these graduating seniors are going through first-hand by interviewing one.

How To:

Here's where you come in! We want you to interview a graduating Class of 2020 graduate on Odyssey using the template we created below. Make it unique, and make it authentic.

Follow these steps:

  1. COPY the text in between the begin and end template sections below
  2. PASTE it into a new post in Odyssey's CORE
  3. Fill it all in and add photos
  4. Submit under Community: Student Life for a chance to be featured on Odyssey's Facebook and Instagram
  5. Don't have an account? CREATE ONE.


Headline format:

I Spoke To A Class of 2020 Senior From [enter school], And [Enter Biggest Takeaway From Their Interview]


"I Spoke To A Class Of 2020 Senior From Penn State, And Graduating During A Pandemic Is As Fun As It Sounds"


Begin your article with 3-5 sentences introducing your interview subject, how you know them, and why you were excited to get to ask them some questions.

1. Where did you/are you graduating from?

[insert their answer here]

2. What has it been like spending your last semester under quarantine amidst the coronavirus pandemic?

[insert their answer here]

3. Of all the things you missed out on because of quarantine, what has been the hardest to accept?

[insert their answer here]

4. What has been a silver lining?

[insert their answer here]

5. What have you done to make up for some of the graduation traditions you aren't able to do?

[insert their answer here]

6. What are your next steps, and have they been impacted by coronavirus?

[insert their answer here]

7. What is the worst thing someone can say to a Class of 2020 graduate?

[insert their answer here]

8. What is one piece of advice you would love to give to the class of 2021?

[insert their answer here]

9. What about the last few months do you think you'll remember most?

[insert their answer here]

10. [Ask a question of your own that you come up with]

[insert their answer here]


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