For those heading out to the Real World, the Annual Review is a time for both employer and employee to reflect, grow and learn from one another.
It’s a way to re-remember what the hell happened in mid-February and grow from your learning “opportunities.”
Because December is coming to a close, take some time to write an annual review for yourself.
Start with the spring semester, move to the summer, and think about the fall semester.
What worked? What didn’t? How was your work-life-school-EC-sleep balance? Study habits? Academics? Number of pleasure books read? Projects completed? Cool places intercessioned in?
Because you’re a crazy Harvard kid:
- Stress level? Work level? # of all nighters pulled?
- Satisfaction level? Happiness level?
2) The good, the bad and the mediocre?
Did you succeed fantastically in academics but flopped in the personal life? Was your library job somehow strangely more rewarding than your premed classes?
Take an overall assessment of your year. Figure out which dimensions you performed well in and those you need help on.
3) And the sequel: New Year’s Resolutions