1. What are your greatest personal or academic achievements? When I first read this question I thought about two specific instances when I particularly felt proud of myself. My first greatest achievement was when I was accepted by Ocean Medical Center as a junior volunteer, when was a freshman going into my sophomore year of high school. At that time I had never applied for any position outside of school activities, and being a volunteer at the hospital would help me decide whether I wanted to become a doctor like my grandfather or an engineer like my father. When I got the call from the volunteer services office a few days after my interview saying I had been chosen as a volunteer, I was ecstatic. Getting the opportunity to volunteer in a hospital and directly aid doctors and nurses over an entire summer was an honor and I learned many things about a doctor and nurses job from it. My second greatest achievement is starting a book blog, Hidden Gems to help self-published authors market their books. I started my blog Hidden Gems in August 2012, with the hope of reviewing books for self published authors and getting word out about their books. Shortly after setting up my blog and spreading news about the self-published books I got 1000 views in one month. With the high growth of viewers and followers on my blog, I got emails from authors from Australia and publishing houses to review their books. I still try to help self-published authors out and review their books and advertise for them because many of them try to make a living off their books. Helping these published authors is one of my greatest achievements and through this blog I’ve been able to meet other book fanatics like me and hold proper discussions about each book we read. I will continue to write on this blog as long as I can and help these self published authors.
- written by kchandwani21
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