1. Develop your interests
There is more to us than what our grades can reflect. Employers no longer measure achievements through only our academic results. They are interested in who you are as a person. They want to know what makes you different from the pool of other candidates who have good marks. Getting involved in extra-curricular activities is a great way to develop your interests. This will help you boost your confidence, and more importantly, learn the value of teamwork. Getting involved in the societies your school offers is an excellent way to develop your interests. You will be able to meet and work with new people, keep your mind active and, most importantly, have fun!
2. Get involved in your community
Some of us only participate in community service to receive a certificate, but community service is more than a way of embellishing your CV. Getting involved in your community enables you to have some exposure to the lives of others who do not have the same experiences as you. Moving outside of your comfort zone will help you develop into an open-minded, empathetic, and adaptable person.
3. Expand your network
Having a support network is crucial to help you deal with personal and professional pressure. We cannot do things on our own. We all need other people to support us and stand up for us in our moments of need. To develop a strong support network, it is key to treat others the way that we want to be treated. Having a good attitude will ensure that you can tackle any obstacle that you are faced with.
4. Turn the world into your classroom
Knowledge does not only exist within the walls of our classrooms. There are unexpected lessons to be learned in every experience, in every challenge, and through every person that we come across in life. The most intelligent people I have come across do not pretend to know everything. They stay humble and remain teachable by asking questions. It is so important to be open to learning from others, even if you feel that others may laugh at your question. Asking the right questions will pave the way for you to become more knowledgeable. Taking a chance to listen before speaking will help you turn the world around us into your classroom.