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Life Skills Every Student Should Learn

Mary McLeod Bethune once said, “invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.” High school is not just the time you spend socializing with friends and learning the basics of English, math, and history. You should make the best of your time in school by investing in yourself, whether it be to further your education, attend a training course, or contribute to the workforce.

Use the following tools to prepare for your future goals:

  • Budgeting Tools: Learn to become responsible when it comes to your finances. Having good credit and managing your money can aid in having a great financial future. Begin to save money and open a checking or savings account.
  • Career Assessment Test: Understand your strengths and weaknesses by taking a career assessment test to aid in deciding your career path.
  • Time Management: Time is money. Being disorganized and not properly making a plan can lead to work inefficiencies.
  • Resume Tools: Creating a resume displays your experience and skills to potential employers. If you have never worked, you can list community service or volunteer work as experience.  
  • Work-Study Programs: Contact your guidance counselor to sign up for available work-study programs. Participating in work-study programs will give you the experience you need to prepare for the ever-changing workforce. Work-study programs may also aid in deciding your future goals.