In step 3 of the Big 5™ you join a school or community based club. Clubs are an excellent way to express your personal interests and do something you really love.
By your freshman year in high school, if you have not already identified an interest, use this year to try multiple clubs until you find one in which you are interested. Once you find one club you are interested in, join it and do your best in the club.
For example, if you are interested in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), then as a freshman, just join the club.
During your sophomore year, consider becoming the chair of a committee within the FBLA including competing in the local, regional, state, and national competitions and hone in on what categories you can compete in and how to grow to the higher levels of achievement within that category.
During your junior year, become an officer in the FBLA and grow your leadership capacity. Further, use this year to solicit new ideas for growing the club and really seek to work collaboratively with your fellow officers to lead the organization.
Lastly, during your senior year, go for it. Run for president of FBLA. You would have experienced every level of the club having been involved in multiple ways for several years. People will look up to you as an experienced leader and this will be your time to shine. At this point, you also will have a better chance at gaining access to scholarships and awards, a key component to college applications.
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