Exit Interviews

What are Senior Exit Interviews?

So, you're graduating?  Congratulations!  We hope you'll be willing to come in and chat with us before you leave, so that you can share your perspective on the coursework and training you engaged in while a chemistry major at UW-Platteville.  Feedback from graduating seniors is an important source of information that we take into consideration when updating or revising our curriculum.

During your senior spring semester, Professor Mendis will invite you to come to his office for a Senior Exit Interview.  If you are willing to accept his invitation, please be prepared to provide honest and thoughtful answers to the following questions:

  1. On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being lowest and 5 being highest), how would you rank your scientific literacy and your knowledge of chemical principles and techniques? Any particular comments to share?
  2. On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 = lowest and 5 = highest), how would you rank your ability to solve problems through creative and analytical thinking? Any particular comments?
  3. On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rank your ability to communicate effectively? Any comments?
  4. On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rank your intellectual curiosity and commitment to lifelong learning? Comments?
  5. On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rank your grasp of and commitment to professional ethics? Comments?
  6. On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rank your ability to work independently? Comments?
  7. On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rank your ability to work cooperatively, as a member of a team? Comments? 
  8. Was there any particular course that you would say had an especially positive influence on your development?
  9. Were you able to attend or present at a regional or national meeting?  How many?  How beneficial was the experience?
  10. How many semesters did you perform research on campus?  Did you have an internship or coop experience?  What impact did these opportunities have on your development?
  11. Was there any another particular activity or experience that you would say was most beneficial for your development?
  12. Any other general comments that you would like to share?

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