The four clusters are
maturity, reliability, perseverance and responsibility (professional cluster)
communication, collaboration, teamwork, time management and leadership (communicator/collaborator/leader cluster)
advocacy, community service and social responsibility (advocate cluster)
academic standing, achievements in leadership, research and social responsibility as demonstrated by (but not limited to) awards, conference presentations, publications and scholarships (scholar cluster)
In my first essay i tried to cover the communicator and advocate cluster. Is this effective/any tips? should i be more direct and literally mention the clusters im addressing?
11-Peer Counsellor @ Peer Support Centre(12)
Being a peer counsellor has been a very fulfilling experience that has allowed me to learn and utilize several different skill sets. I believe that it is my duty as a human being to help others in their time of need and this position has allowed me to pursue that purpose. Post-secondary education and life in general can be very taxing on one's psyche and in this state of stress and uncertainty, people require support. In providing this support, my communication skills have been vital and have made it possible for me to serve my peers as part of my social responsibility. It is a position that requires one to be empathetic and understanding towards others in order to help them through the barriers holding them back from becoming the best version of themselves. Collaborating with other co-counsellors I have had the privilege of serving dozens of peers with concerns ranging from homework stress to suicidal thoughts. The students utilizing the Peer Support Centre expect a certain level of maturity and reliability from the counsellors so that they are comfortable opening up and talking about such pressing topics. My skills have allowed me to provide a welcoming environment for peers to feel comfortable in and I believe that these same skills will make me successful as a medical student and future physician.