Importance Of Thrive School Of Leadership

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After 18 years of being in my parents’ house, 13 years of schooling with 4 years of high school, I had to face the daunting questions of life every senior in high school has to think about. What am I going to do after I graduate? Do I want to go to college? What do I want to do with my life? How am I going get there? I came to the conclusion that Thrive School of Leadership would be a good first step for me. I would work at an internship in a church in California for a school year and that would be my first step toward my dream job of working in a church, eventually going overseas to do rehabilitation work with orphans. Those nine months in Thrive School of Leadership changed my life. I didn’t even know at that point that I needed a safe place …show more content…
Being asked to create advertisements and information cards showed me my inner love for graphic design and creativity that I had repressed for so many years because my best friend was the artsy one, not me. I saw the words, “Be yourself” come alive in me and my actions. The company Global Citizen Year, suggests that a gap year is beneficial to young people because they open up to new ways of learning outside of a classroom. This is exactly what happened, something switched inside of me towards the end of the nine months and I realized that it is okay to learn by doing. I was able to take initiative, to be creative and do what I’ve always wanted to do. I was finally free from the fear of failure and not held down by the weight of the possibility of messing up. The world seemed clearer, more open and fun! I could create projects on my own, without needing my boss to stand right next to me and give exact details of how to do something. I could share my opinion without trying to find the perfect words as my heart was beating a million miles an hour. I realized that good leadership is about making good leaders, not about being perfect. I can now embrace the fact that I mess up and don’t get everything right all the time. All throughout childhood and high school, I was ashamed of myself when I messed something up so I …show more content…
Many companies prefer to hire from within their network and what better way to get into that network than by proving yourself as a hard, valuable worker in an internship and have the experience under your belt and on your resume (Huhman). I know I will always have people who are committed to recommending me, vouching for me or possibly even hiring me. Having been an intern for one church that is a part of a larger organization across the United States, I was set up with future job opportunities that I wouldn’t have had before the internship with other churches in

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