Personal Readiness addresses the character and quality that students need to be successful in life, both now and in their future endeavors. These personal qualities include organization, time management, perseverance, self-advocacy, social skills and leadership.
- Work hard and develop habits to succeed now and in the future.
- Develop daily routines for homework and stay organized.
- Get involved in UIL and other extra-curricular activities to build social and leadership skills.
- Find supportive adults at home, at school, or in your community to help you achieve your goals.
- Never give up! There is nothing more important than character and perseverance.
Community Service - Most colleges and universities value a student who has community service hours because this activity provides students a chance to develop leadership skills and to interact with others from diverse backgrounds. Most colleges and universities look for students that have volunteered at least 100 hours in the four years of high school. Community service can be volunteer work completed at a local religious center, library, animal shelter, school, nursing home, hospital, food pantry, and other entities serving the community. Community service should be documented as you complete your hours.
Personality & Career Interest Inventories – Use the links below to help you explore and define possible postsecondary majors and career choices. There are many others available in your Naviance account as well!
Keirsey Temperment Sorter http://www.keirsey.com/