Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Thirty Questions to Help Students Find Meaningful Employment and Develop Professionally

This article does not contain a list of top thirty obvious questions. Rather, it offers a thoughtful, analytically solid discussion of topics that a student needs to reflect on. Neil Hamilton & Jerry Organ, Thirty Reflection Questions to Help Each Student  Find Meaningful Employment and Develop an Integrated Professional Identity (Professional Formation)

For example, here are questions for a student considering starting law school:

  1. What are your strengths?
  2. What are the characteristics of your past work/service experiences in which you have found the most meaning and positive energy? Are there particular groups of people whom you have served from whom you have drawn the most positive energy in helping them? What specific strengths and competencies were you using in this work or service?
  3. How do you self-assess your trustworthiness in the past to help others on important matters? How do others who know your past work/service assess your trustworthiness?
  4. Looking at the competencies that clients and legal employers want, how do you self-assess what are your strongest competencies? How do others who know your past work/service assess your strongest competencies?
  5. How do your strengths and strongest competencies match up with the competencies that legal employers and clients want?

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