Your Autobiography

Create a short autobiography. Use these statements to get your ideas flowing:

  • My greatest achievement was…
  • My greatest loss was…
  • I have never felt happier than when…
  • I have never felt worse than when…
  • The funniest thing that ever happened to me was…
  • The most embarrassing thing that ever happened to me was…
  • The person who has influenced me the most is…
  • What is important to me is…
  • My future goals are…

You may wish to write your autobiography chronologically or in another way that seems appropriate. Include photos and keepsakes to illustrate your narrative.

Job Shadow

If you have a career in mind, see if you can spend a day “job shadowing” a person in that career. Job shadowing means that you spend a day following the person in his or her job, observing all that he or she does. Keep a record of the various things involved in doing the job. Make a list of those abilities that you will need to acquire to be successful in the job.