Know Yourself

Here at the Career Center we're dedicated to helping you make good decisions about your future. Our career advisors can help you think about your values, interests, skills and personality to help you find the career track that best fits you.

We believe that this is a key step in the career exploration process and want to assist you in the process. 

Resources for Knowing Yourself

Our Resource Library has several resources that can help you through the process of learning about yourself related to careers. However it's still essential to schedule an appointment with the Career Center.

Review the diagram below to get started on your journey.

Values

Interest

Skills

Personality

Your values are your personal beliefs and ideals, essentially what's important to you.

Understanding and reflecting on your values can help guide your career choices. At the Career Center we can help you discover your values and evaluate careers to see if they would be a good fit.

Questions like these can help you start to think about values:

  • What is most important to you?
  • What issues and causes do you care about?
  • How do you spend your free time?
  • Whom do you admire and why?
  • What makes you happy?

To learn more about how your values align with careers and majors take the Kuder Journey Assessment and schedule an appointment to meet with us.

Interests are the biggest predictor of career choice, so understanding and choosing careers based on your interests will increase the chance of being engaged and happy. 

Think about these questions as you start exploring your interests.

  • What classes do you like?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • What aspects do you like about your current job?
  • What causes do you volunteer

To learn more about how your interests align with careers and majors take the Kuder Journey Assessment and My Next Move, and schedule an appointment to meet with us.

Do you know your skills? Having a good understanding of what skills you currently have can help you choose careers that increase success in your future.

Transferable Skills

Transferable or soft skills are skills that you can use in multiple careers or experiences. Some examples of transferable skills are:

  • Collaboration
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Attention to detail

Specialized Skills

Specialized skills are the things you learn through education and experience. These can be things like learning the proper technique for conducting a sonogram or how to build a truck engine. 

To learn more about how your skills align with careers and majors take the Kuder Journey Assessment and schedule an appointment to meet with us.

Your personality impacts how you view the world. It deals with the environment that you would like to work in and can be invaluable when working with people.

At the Career Center we can help you explore how your personality impacts your career decisions and working relationships. To get started take the Personality Assessment and schedule an appointment to meet with us.