These questions can be helpful in getting
students involved in the process of choosing a college or
career. The guidance counselors will be using some of these
questions to facilitate discussions between students within
their junior groups. The purpose of this exercise is to get
students to examine their likes/dislikes. This process is
a step toward getting students involved in thinking about
what is important to them, especially in regards to the type
of school or career they may choose.
- What do you like best about school?
- What do you like least about school?
- If you could change some part of your educational program,
what would it be?
- How do you feel about grades in school?
- If you were a teacher, how would you teach your classes?
- How would you say you learn best? (ex. one on one, group,
- Have you ideas about what you would like to do when you
are an adult?
- What possibilities for your future have you talked over
with your parents?
- Do you have a role model? What is it about him/her you
- Do you ever do things just because others expect you
to do them that way?
- How do you deal with unpleasant aspects of your school?
- What is one thing that you hope to continue doing throughout
- If you could learn a new skill, what would it be?
- How do you spend your free-time after school?
- Of all the things you do in your free time, which do
you like most?
- Which of your free-time activities do you like least?
- Is there any particular organization or club you want
to belong to? Why?
- Have you a hobby which takes up a lot of your time? What
- How did you get interested in your hobby?
- What are you saving money for?
- Do you like to take long walks? Which place do you like
to walk to the most?
- What does your family usually do for Thanksgiving? Christmas?