My Current Skills!
As a student who has been attending the High Tech High community since it’s elementary school opened, I have grown various skills that have helped me in different situations. I’ve realized that most of my skills come from what I’ve learned and how I’ve grown as a student and a teenager. One of the skills that I feel like I’ve gotten better at over the years is probably cooperation, because since I’ve been exposed to so many group projects and different projects with classmates over the years, I’ve gotten used to having to work together with other people and always having a group to rely on if I ever need anything. This is especially helpful, I think, because I am then able to apply this to any future jobs or during my internship with other co-workers that I might not know as well. I am then able to get to know them better and not feel scared about not knowing anyone because I’m so used to working with new people that it’s not going to be as hard to work with new co-workers anymore. A couple others skills I’ve been able to strengthen have been: Perspective, Public Speaking, Confidence and Compassion. Most of these are from the Habits of Heart and Mind, which I’ve known since elementary school, so I’ve been able to reflect on each one and strengthen the ones that I need to.These strengths are vey important to have if you are a part of the High Tech community, because most of these we use them everyday. From all the Presentations and exhibitions that we’ve had, I’ve been able to strengthen my public speaking skills better and practice with others. Confidence and Compassion are two that are very important to me because it’s important that we are all compassionate in any environment that we are in. If we aren’t compassionate, it can be hard to work with others when you can’t sympathize or help those around you. Confidence is also important because a person most people look up to have a lot of confidence in themselves and those around them, and everyone can see when you are confident in yourself and the environment you are in. These skills are important to me, and I’ve always used them at least once every day, and I know they will be very helpful to me during my internship. Bonita Valley Community Church, my internship, is a very tight-knit community, where everyone works together. In this community, I’ve volunteered with them for about a year, and I know how the community works. So coming into my internship, I’m already aware of what kind of skills I might need to work on in order to work efficiently in this community with my co-workers and how I might need to maybe step up sometimes and apply my skills directly into a project. I am aware of this through the hard work that they do, and the work that I do at school. By looking at the parallels, I am aware of what I need to do to become a better student and a better co-worker at my internship, and when I come back from my internship
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