End of week reflections on the first student interviews

Reflections on the first student interviews that we’ve conducted for our Graduate Dress Code project.


I’ve taken my first two interviews for the project this week. In spite of the occasional leading question on my part, and one small blip with the voice recorder (note to self: always check the batteries aren’t flat before recording an interview…) they went fairly well. Both students talked for about an hour, highlighting just how much there is to say about this subject, and how important it is to current undergraduates.

One point discussed by the students was the influence of parents in career decisions. Parents’ work roles and attitudes to work fed into the views of both, shaping their perceptions of behaviour in the workplace and influencing decisions on how they personally would like to be perceived at work. Interestingly, both female students lean more towards the roles of their mothers, in preference to the jobs of their fathers.

Gender was discussed in detail. One student felt that…

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