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you can reference your CV. Plus, it’s good to have on hand when appli- cations explicitly ask for it.


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Learn to interview, not just be interviewed


Until my last semester of community college, I


never really had to interview any- one, so I didn’t appreciate the value of that skill set. Being interviewed was easy for me, but being the inter- viewer took some practice. This is a crucial skill to learn regardless of your major or career goals.


After taking two media writing


classes, I learned several things about interviewing, including avoiding easy questions. Learning the art of inter- viewing can make you a more ef- fective communicator in everyday situations, helping you know when to talk and when to listen. This can be helpful when you’re researching transfer colleges and speaking to many different people about your options.


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Get involved in extracurriculars but not over-involved In community college, getting involved in ac-


tivities and organizations can be a fun and engaging way to make the most of your time there. It can also help you build different skills, meet new people, and prepare to partici- pate in activities at a four-year uni- versity after you transfer. However, you need to keep your classes and health in mind and find a balance. I’ve always been active in at least one thing on or off campus, but I decided to amp up my involvement by taking several leadership posi- tions in activities and volunteering in my last year. I eventually became overwhelmed with stress and won- dered if I’d finish assignments on time with all my activities. But I also felt obligated to stick with every- thing and do it well.


Getting involved is good, and some students can juggle a lot of activities,


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but you should learn what you can handle. Step away when it gets to be too much for your health and other priorities, or you may hurt yourself.


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You can be an introvert and still be a leader on campus College in general can be hard when you’re an in-


trovert. This was the case for me, as I avoided leadership in most things; I was afraid of making mistakes and


In community college, getting involved in activities and


organizations can be a fun and engaging way


to make the most of your time there. It can also help you build different skills, meet new people, and prepare for


participating in activities at a four-year university.


being criticized. I know I just men- tioned that I took on multiple lead- ership positions my last year, but I had to work up to that level of com- fort. I made slow progress in becom- ing more willing to lead, but I took my biggest step when I became an officer for my campus’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a community col- lege honor society. It may take some coaching and guidance from your peers and men- tors, but it also takes motivation and dedication. I learned that my shy- ness and introversion didn’t prevent me from being a leader, but my inse- curities and mindset did. Soon I took on other active roles in clubs and organizations and became a better communicator and speaker. If you have trouble with shyness, taking on leadership roles can help prepare you for when you leave for your future four-year college or uni- versity. You’ll be more comfortable interacting outside your comfort zone, which can make the transition easier.


Raven Jordan is a transfer student at the University of North Texas and a student writer for CollegeXpress.com.


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