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Reflective Paper
Ericka Briones
Texas A&M University Commerce

What are your top 5 strengths?
Strengths
* I’m a quick learner. I often impress my superiors when they have to rely on me to accept a new position. They don’t have to spend extra time to train me for a job. * I’m completely committed to my job responsibilities.

* The company I work for has about 90% of Spanish speaking employees. This gives me an advantage over any other employee since I’m the only bilingual in the office. * I’m a highly persistent person.

Weaknesses
* I get nervous when presenting ideas to my superiors. English is my second language and sometimes trying to explain myself is more difficult. The fear of public speaking often takes the passion out of my ideas. * Being a full-time student and employee, sometimes makes me feel stressed and overwhelmed. * Time management and work/life/school balance is my major concern. * Lack of time, unable to be flexible.

Opportunities
* I’m taking the opportunity to educate myself by returning to school and getting a degree. * I’m also planning on taking an intensive ESL course to gain more self-confidence in public speaking. * Taking over the workers’ compensation department will bring me a new work experience to add to my resume. * I’m taking the opportunity to complete school, while I’m getting 100% back tuition reimbursement. Threats

* Due to current economic climate and the recent staff shortages, I’m often feeling threated by losing my job. * Balancing study with work commitments, sometimes I feel like I don’t manage to do either that well. How have your strengths helped you succeed in college?

Achieving success in life no matter how one may define what successful is will always be dependent on being persistent. Being persistent has always played an important part in my life. I’m on my senior year and been a full time employee and full time student has not been easy. In...
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