In life, people get trapped in work environments where they are not genuinely happy. They stay committed to the same line of work because it is what they are accustomed to; where they are considered family and in some cases, where they have even spent decades dedicating themselves to another man’s dream, whilst neglecting their own dreams. Many people are not able to identify their true Intelligences, let alone realising that they could have more than one Intelligence. The Twelfth Edition “Becoming A Master Student” by Dave Ellis has identified the various Intelligences of mankind. “Becoming A Master Student” has eight Intelligences listed and of the eight, I can relate to three (Mathematical/Logical, Visual/Spatial and Intrapersonal.)
Prior to re-starting my tertiary education at the International College of the Cayman Islands, I was the same person that questioned what I wanted to do with my life. I was and still am at the cross roads trying to decide if I want to remain employed in the same Industry. It is mentally draining as I am not one hundred percent sure what I want to do with my career. The Twelfth Edition “Becoming A Master Student” by Dave Ellis has opened my eyes to some potential career paths that align with my personality and multiples intelligences.
The Intelligence that stands out the most to me is the Visual/Spatial Intelligence. Two characteristics of The Visual Intelligence are drawing things to explain oneself and being able to understand illustrations / pictures easier that text. The person with this Intelligence also has photographic memory and can easily remember things that coloured. A few of the possible careers that align with the Visual Intelligence are Architecture, Graphic Design, Photography and Interior Decorating. These are things that I thoroughly enjoy doing.
My original career path after High School was to pursue an Architectural degree. I wanted to gain working experience and knowledge in order to...
Bibliography: • Becoming A Master Student, Twelfth Edition by Dave Ellis, Houghton Mifflin & Company, 2009
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