I would like to take this opportunity to express my feelings of being a young adult in both the academic, and professional world. My purpose for selecting this particular topic is simple. To pass on my knowledge and experiences to the next generation of young adults with disabilities who may be new to the academic world, or professional world.
My first tip to those who are reading this is:
1. Believe in yourself and what you choose to achieve.
2. Success is never easy be prepared, to make mistakes. It is only through mistakes that we improve.
3. Do not let your disability defined who you are! Yes, It is a part of you, but It shouldn’t determine who you are as a person. Only you, and you alone, are in control of your destiny.
4. Expect change: nothing in life ever remains the same.
5. This tip is for those who may be entering the academic world. Education can play a vital role in obtaining the job, or career that one may choose. It is my opinion, that education is a vital component to achieving professional success.
6. For those who may be new to the professional world, I offer this advice: it is important to maintain good hygiene and appearance.
B. Research career prospects thoroughly. (Find out everything you can about the job or career before applying.)
C. Try and maintain a positive attitude.
D. Maintain humor.
E. keep an open mind. Be prepared to accept criticisms, whether they be positive, or negative. Criticism can serve as a learning experience. We can then improve upon our mistakes.
Please note: the tips that I have just mentioned above are going to change from person to person. What may work for one person, may not work for another. Furthermore, these tips are based on personal opinion.