MGCD Readiness Self-Assessment 

After survey completion, print each page of the results for submission with your Personal Statement.

 
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This survey helps you assess whether the program is a good fit for your personal and professional calling. Your answers are not used for admission screening, but are for personal reflection.The next step after completing the survey is to write a Personal Statement. In it you will have opportunity to address your survey answers in greater detail.
1. Please share your first honest reaction to each statement about who you are.
Rating Scale: Always-4 Frequently-3 Sometimes-2 Seldom-1 Never-0
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I love traveling.
I can handle failure as well as success.
I am a self-starter.
I can often do a lot with a little.
I find it necessary to see only positive changes as a result of my work.
I am highly creative.
I can find humor in difficult situations.
I am a risk-taker.
I enjoy being with lots of people.
Being on time is not so important to me.
I maintain a healthy balance of work, leisure, and family activities.
Living modestly without creature comforts is easy for me.
I try to see the other side in misunderstandings or arguments.
I can sleep anywhere.
Bugs and critters don't really bother me.
Flexibility and adaptability comes easy for me.
2. Please share your first honest reaction to each statement about your family relationships.
Rating Scale: Always-4 Frequently-3 Sometimes-2 Seldom-1 Never-0
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I am comfortable leaving my family for extended times if need be.
I have a healthy relationship with my family.
I am content if I have times of communication disconnect from family.
My family supports my love of travel.
My family understands my international career ambition.
3. Please share your first honest reaction to each statement about your faith and spirituality.
Rating Scale: Always-4 Frequently-3 Sometimes-2 Seldom-1 Never-0
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I am committed to ongoing spiritual growth.
I can articulate Christian tenants of faith.
I engage in an active prayer life.
I am called to serve those who suffer.
Knowing and sharing the Bible is a part of my everyday life.
Prayer guides my decision-making processes.
I am sure that God has a great plan my life and career.
I have felt called to work in global missions for a number of years.
I try to rely on Jesus for my support and well-being.
I routinely attend worship services.
I am eager to witness to those of other faiths.
My personal behaviors reflect a Biblical perspective.
4. Please share your first honest reaction to each statement about your interpersonal relationships.
Rating Scale: Always-4 Frequently-3 Sometimes-2 Seldom-1 Never-0
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I enjoy working in a team environment.
I understand how my personality can affect others.
I am able to empathize with others.
I can handle social isolation.
I enjoy hanging out with people who are different from me.
I work well with others, even in high stress situations.
Giving and receiving hospitality comes naturally for me.
I am an active listener.
5. Please share your first honest reaction to each statement about your multicultural.
Rating Scale: Always-4 Frequently-3 Sometimes-2 Seldom-1 Never-0
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I love eating new and unfamiliar foods.
I am happy to be around people who have different values from me.
Learning about other cultures is important to me.
I respect and value diversity.
I am aware of my own cultural biases.
I have an understanding of my culture and worldview and how it influences my interactions with others.
I am able to distinguish cultural norms from my beliefs of how I think things should be.
I demonstrate respect for people of other faiths.
6. Please share your first honest reaction to each statement about your commitment to safety and security.
Rating Scale: Always-4 Frequently-3 Sometimes-2 Seldom-1 Never-0
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I remain alert to my surroundings.
My inoculations and shots are all current.
I take preventative medications as needed.
I am comfortable being in crisis situations.
I know basic first aid procedures.
I know how how to monitor my personal safety and of those traveling with me.
I follow local laws and regulations carefully.
I am careful about using safe ground transportation.
I travel prepared for a variety of emergencies.
I have developed good habits of self-care and stress management.
7. Please share your first honest reaction to each statement about your readiness for graduate school.
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I understand that graduate school is highly intense and demanding.
I am able to manage my time in a manner that supports learning.
I am able to manage work, school, and personal time in a functional and healthy manner.
I know when things become to much for me and when to ask for help.
My job is supportive of my decision to attend graduate school and is respectful of my duties to my schoolwork.
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