Instructions: * Completed the ncs challenge, have developed exceptional teamwork skills it’s good to be able to work with other students, as teaching gets less ‘hands-on’ as you get older, so there won’t always be a staff member around.
* Developed Leadership skills showing people that I can “step up to the plate” when the situation demands it – and that I am able to marshal a group of people so that they achieve something together that they couldn’t have achieved alone.
* My communication skills have developed. It is about more than just being able to speak and write, it’s about being able to present your ideas, plans or research effectively, or persuade people to reconsider if you think they are making a mistake. Another part of communication that people often forget is listening. Sometimes the best communicators don’t say much at all.
Reflecting upon my skills and where I want to get, I find that this is an opportune time to join a college that has the same vision as mine. As such, I always desire to stretch my abilities to the limits. The ambition of the college is also about squeezing the most of abilities out of students and this means that my abilities will be triggered so that I get to discover how much potential I have. I have spent time preparing myself to fit into a setting where I exercise leadership, make meaningful interactions and get to direct the effort, both mine and of others, towards the fulfillment of goals that are pertinent to academic development. Having gone over the choices at my disposable, I find this college the perfect place with the greatest opportunities for me to practice my abilities, to improve my incapability and to team up with others for a positive influence on each other’s short-term and long-term ambitions. The future is just as good as the way it is prepared for, a fact that this college does not leave to chances and I find myself aligned well with the college’s operations. I therefore hope to be escalated to new heights in readiness for a rewarding career.
Preparing to create a reputable practice in economics depends on how the school of economics engages the students in equipping them with the desire to know, synthesize and analyze. These are abilities that are developed and one has to have set themselves up for it through preparation and anticipation. I have completed the NCS challenge which has opened new perceptions about how I can be in control of my learning. I rely on the college to offer me the environment and the experience that has possibilities to steer my own direction of education. This is because higher in the ladder of learning comes with less of “hand-on” teaching. This means that I have to organize myself, team up with others and engage in collaborative learning (Barkley et al., 2014). The good thing is that the school offers such a setup of learning for which NCS has duly prepared me for.
Given the orientation of learning at this level and this college, my leadership abilities will be tested as well. Collaborative learning means having to mobilize others to do something by influencing them (Barkley et al., 2014). I have the intuition to tell just when a moment requires a gesture of leadership. This is not by having to prevail on others or offering solutions but getting people around the table to brainstorm. I also have the disposition of a problem-solver who is not negligent and this means that I can “step up to the plate” when the situation demands it. I recognize moments when change is necessary or when some modification in approaches or methods are needed and can spearhead them by marshalling a group I am involved with to achieve something that they otherwise would not have achieved individually.
Moreover, my communication abilities usually come in
handy whenever I have to assume a pivotal role in getting tasks done in a
group. I know how to appeal to people by dislodging my ideas as either logic,
emotion or even ethical issues. This is beyond the mere act of speaking or
writing but rather is about the overall understanding of the audience to
determine the most appropriate message, facts or plan to take (Johansson, 2004).
This is coupled with the fact that I am a keen and interested listener who
forms up ideas and plans by understanding others first before seeking to be
Sometimes the best communicators just do not say much at all. I therefore
pursue insight which is one factor that I will rely on to make it through the
system in this college and catapult me to success.
Barkley, E. F., Cross, K. P., & Major, C. H. (2014). Collaborative learning techniques: A handbook for college faculty. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
Johansson, O. (2004). A democratic, learning and communicative leadership? Journal of Educational Administration, 42(6), 697-707.