Capstone #4(b) – Interview

After my first interview, I was laying it off and relaxing because I didn’t have another person to interview. When Mrs. Edwards announced to me that she found another person to interview, I was shocked and excited at the same time that I could interview someone else and learn from different perspectives. I immediately started to prepare my interview questions that I would ask the new person I was going to interview, called John Mayo. He doesn’t work for Hyperloop One, so I had to change my questions a bit because some questions wouldn’t fit and would sound weird to him. He also said to use Hangouts because then we could video call each other, and talk to each other face to face.

On the day of the interview, May 22nd, 1:00 pm, I was ready for this interview. I took out my writer’s notebook to take notes at the same time when Mrs. Edwards got Hangouts ready, and then the interview started. I actually learned more than I expected, because he spoke about a lot of details that helped me learn about his experiences a lot. The 10 questions I asked John were:

  • What got you involved in the Hyperloop?
  • What are your responsibilities for the MIT Hyperloop?
  • Do you think the Hyperloop become successful, and become a common way of transportation in the future?
  • What is your favorite part of working with a team?`
  • Which part of the pod are you working on?
  • What did you learn in MIT that helps you most in designing Hyperloop pods?
  • How fast did your pod at the competition go?
  • What was the most memorable part of competing in the Hyperloop pod competition?
  • What set your team’s pod apart from the rest of the competition?
  • Do you think the Hyperloop will have a big impact on the future?

Go to this link to see my interview:

3 thoughts on “Capstone #4(b) – Interview”

  1. I liked how you put a lot of detail and I understood that you weren’t as nervous as the first interview.

  2. I like that you told us who your second interview was, and that you said why you had to interview two people.

  3. I like how you included the questions. Maybe add a link to hear his responses? Also, you mentioned learning a lot. What, specifically stands out?

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