The Military Man

Kelli Albert
2 min readMar 6, 2021


J.T. Scott, who is a 20-year-old Car Mechanic from Sacramento, California is very set on becoming a manager at a shop, and by doing that he plans to finish his bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He plans to study Management and take a minor in computer science. He moved up to Ashland, Oregon to pursue his degree in business management, only to change his mind, move back home to California, and then change his mind again and come back to Southern Oregon University to complete his degree. JT has done these things because he is not yet set on his final goal in life but knows he wants the business to be involved, that’s also why he came to Southern Oregon, to figure that out more. He dreams of becoming a manager of a business or working for the CIA. “I chose the CIA because my father was sent a letter to apply to be a security guard for the agents, and I have always looked up to my dad.”

I asked Jt a few Interview questions when we sat down. I first asked ‘Do you come to work just to work, or do you like to socialize along the way?’ He responds with I come to work. He wants to provide for himself and his future family. He will socialize with people, although his main focus is to work.

I then tried to throw him off with a few questions that weren’t usually asked in an interview. ‘If you were stuck forever on a deserted island and had all the food, water, and shelter you needed, what three personal items would you bring?’ He said a Sherlock Holmes Book Because they are extremely long and will take up some time. A crossbow because it’s a good thing to have in a place where you are very uncertain of your surroundings. As well as a machete because it will also keep him safe and help him with his food search.

I then asked him to talk to me about a period in your life when you had to conquer a significant limitation that stood in the way of you accomplishing a goal. He responded by getting in shape at basic training for the military, it’s very difficult but extremely motivating.

JT is a strong-willed person and plans to have a very successful future after he finishes college and may even continue in the army as well. Who knows what the future holds.