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Self Advocacy

Knowing Yourself

The first step toward succeeding in college and in life is to “know yourself”—all the unique characteristics that make you who you are. The college environment offers many opportunities for you to gain a better understanding of who you are and where you want to be in the future. This is your chance to explore different fields of study, volunteer, join a club or organization, practice leadership skills, or get a summer job in an area of interest. All these experiences will help you gain a stronger sense of self and guide you in a positive direction. 

By understanding who you are and who you are not, you can more clearly see your strengths and challenges. The “Know Yourself” Section will help you look at your strengths and challenges and get an overview of what your life looks like today. 


Morse, A. (2016, August 3). Self-Advocacy at College or University. Easter Seals Kids at School.