Tip 1: Don't Stop at High School
Tip 2: Finalize College Plans
Tip 3: Avoid Senioritis and the Senior Slump
Tip 4: Keep Challenging Yourself
Tip 5: Stay Involved in Community
Tip 6: Strive for Balance
Tip 7: Set Life and Career Goals
As you reach the precipice of your primary education and are about to make that leap into the journey of the rest of your life, now -- amid the relative calm of senior year -- is a great time to find a quiet spot and reflect on your future career and life goals. Don't worry about definites and don't let yourself get bogged down in specifics; instead, focus on issues such as what you are searching for out of work and a career, what success means to you, what is important in your life. Consider taking a shot at writing a draft of a personal mission statement or other life-affirming communications.
by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.