What an honor and privilege to speak to Parents and Educators yesterday @
http://gettpa.org event. If you missed it, watch for it in 2018!
While learning about STEM careers, participants also learned what the theme of the event “ My Future is Bright” means. Each of the amazing speakers touched on the importance of face-to-face connections, self -awareness, confidence, and being open to new opportunities. Our conversations focused on the value of learning success skills, not just academic success like GPA’s and SAT’s. Academic achievement is key to demonstrate aptitude, commitment and desire to learn. But there are other indicators of life long success.
Focusing and doing well on your SAT score will get you into the college of your choice. But it doesn’t help you choose a career path or college major or get a job and it doesn’t improve the 3 C’s employers are seeking: Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking.
Seeking opportunities to develop these success skills will be a gift to you that will last a lifetime.
Some examples of great skills to add to your personal toolkit:
- Knowing what you want
- Knowing how to ask for it
- Networking skills
- Empowerment to Ask for Help
- Public Speaking Skills
- How to Share Your Brand
- You Are What You Post, think before hitting enter
- Negotiating Skills
- Interpersonal Communications
- Learning how to engage a Mentor or Accountability Partner
- How to find a job shadow or internship opportunity
This is especially true for women. A recent headline from the WSJ : As Skills Shift for High-Paying Jobs, Women See Advantages
Research paper shows top-paying occupations require more interpersonal skills such as collaboration and managing others.
There are many workshops and programs to improve your 3 C’s, find what speaks to you. My Spring & Summer student success workshops are now open for registration @ http://www.marchforwardconsulting.com/for-students
The Time Management Workshop for students on April 2, still has openings, last day to register is March 28, 2017. Sign up now.
To view a sample of a Young Empowered Speakers workshop student click here:
It is my hope that we can make an energy shift away from having people identify themselves based on measurements such as GPA’s and SAT scores, we are all so much more. Neither number is an indicator of success. There are so many potential paths to take as an adult and if you limit your possibilities solely based on your perception of your academic success in your younger years, you may miss a great opportunity or not fulfill your true purpose.