Hey Seniors! Application season has arrived. It is important to showcase the skills and achievements that you have learned and received throughout your high school career. Just remember the three C’s.
Make sure to portray the hard work you have dedicated to your competitions. Remember that competitions include more than a prototype and documentation. The competitions encompass teamwork, time management, and planning skills. One idea is to explain a conflict-resolution strategy relating to your event. For example, your dragster car broke the morning of the race so you used scrap materials to fix your broken car. This shows colleges that you can adapt to challenging circumstances.
Utilize TSA to portray commitment over the years. If you have been in TSA for many years, you can explain how even though you may have had an unsuccessful year of competitions, you stuck with TSA and bounced back the next year. Colleges love to see a student with commitment to something they love!
TSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization. This means that TSA is in place to help students develop skills and attributes that will assist them in the workforce. All of the competitions in TSA will provide you with the necessary skills to be successful in your future career. For example, highlight your experiences with the competition “Engineering Design” if you are applying for an engineering program. Make sure colleges know that you have experience in the field that you want to pursue.
This blog post was written by TNTSA Secretary Taylyn Hill. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.