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Examples of Significant Experiences

Example 1

Describe your experience

I maintained an 83% average in my high school courses.

Why are you proud of this experience?

This makes me proud because I worked hard to organize my time and complete my homework and studying. It paid off - I received 3 scholarships as a result.

Example 2

Describe your experience

I completed Level 3 English as a Second Language training.

Why are you proud of this experience?

I learned to read, write and hold conversations in English at the third level of proficiency. I read the newspaper each day and watched local news coverage to improve my skills.

Example 3

Describe your experience

I achieved a perfect attendance record at my job of 4 years.

Why are you proud of this experience?

My dedication was recognized by my employers and I received excellent performance evaluations.

Example 4

Describe your experience

I raised a championship dairy cow.

Why are you proud of this experience?

I learned about the science of raising calves on my own and with a mentor. I learned how to work with animals and anticipate their needs. I won a blue ribbon!

Example 5

Describe your experience

I worked as a hospital volunteer, 4 hours a week for 2 years.

Why are you proud of this experience?

I got to help others. I helped patients and families reduce the stress of their situation. I helped staff by visiting patients and relieving their boredom.


For further information on significant experiences check out the Identify Significant Experiences to Inspire Your Future article.

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