1.Describe one academic goal that you have created using the SMART criteria. How do SMART criteria contribute to your academic goals?
One academic goal Ive created using the SMART criteria is trying to submit all assignments on time. The SMART criteria contributes to my academic goal by teaching me to keep myself positive. Even though I may come to a bump in the road, SMART teaches me to stay humble and tell myself that I can do it, I can achieve any goal(s) I set for myself.
2.Describe one professional/career goal you have created using the SMART criteria and Career Plan Building Activities results. How did the results of the Career Interest Profiler and Career Plan Building Activity on Competencies contribute to your professional goal development?
One professional/career goal I have created using the SMART criteria and Career Plan Building Activities result was to find at least three or four people in the Healthcare Administration field, get their general outlook of the field, and see if any volunteer work is available. By doing this I will gain much knowledge, and get a chance to experience what I plan to do as my dream job.
3.Describe the stress and time-management strategies you have learned this week that will help you achieve your goals.
This week Ive learned to schedule myself to achieve any goals I set. I learned to make schedules for everything for the week and attempt to follow them. With never knowing how or what will happen throughout the week especially being eight months pregnant, writing everything down always help. For instance, to help me achieve my participation points and my discussion question responses credit, I write my responses to the discussion questions down, and throughout the week I respond to my fellow classmates responses. I do that, and then on Friday and Saturday, I type up my responses to the discussion questions and submit my homework assignments, so thats less stress on me on making sure I receive full participation credit.
4.Describe how you will balance academic expectations and your personal and professional responsibilities.
I will keep myself on a schedule, and keep myself organized to balance all my responsibilities. With academic expectations I would take at least six or seven hours out of my day a week to mainly focus on nothing but all my school work. Doing that I feel I will have ample enough time to focus on my personal and professional responsibilities. When it comes to my responsibilities, I always set aside more than enough time. I do that so if anything unexpected comes up it will not interfere with nothing else I have planned or scheduled.
5.How can understanding the importance of SMART criteria and your career interests and competencies help you move towards your career and academic goals?
I feel that knowing this vital information will help me move towards my career and academic goals by motivating me. I say that because its always good to know your strengths and weaknesses. Its good to know what you are good in or what more you can put up with, so once you get into your professional career you know what type of situations, people, and jobs to avoid. For example, if you are a person who doesnt have the tolerance for elementary or middle school children, but your major is education, its best you get a job as a high school teacher, college professor, or work at the department of education. You wouldnt want to get a job in the field you love, but hate the work you have to deal with, so its always good to find out what you can put up with so everyone will be happy.