Choosing a career path that aligns with your skills will help you be successful in your professional life.
At the CDC, we’ll help you identify your skills and find a career where you can use them.
Your job satisfaction depends on how well your career choice aligns with your values.
The CDC career advisors will help you identify your values and use them to guide your career exploration.
Personality preferences determine how we respond to the outside world, take in information, make decisions, and structure our environments.
At the CDC, you can take advantage of today’s best self-assessment tools to find a career that’s a good fit for your personality.
Your interests determine whether you’re bored or engaged by your surroundings.
With the help of the career advisors at the CDC, you can find a career path that’s in line with your interests.
Your values are an important part of who you are. They shape your thoughts, influence your worldview, and help you decide what actions to take.
With the help of the career advisors at the CDC, you can explore your values and find out how they can help guide your career choices.
As you prepare to visit the CDC, use the following questions to help you start thinking about your values.
- What's important to you?
Maybe you prize spending time with family above all else. Or maybe financial success is a priority for you. Figuring out what’s most important to you can help you define your values.
- What issues and causes do you care about?
Do you volunteer at a homeless shelter? Donate money for cancer research? Raise awareness about domestic violence? The causes you support with your time, money, and voice say a lot about your values.
- How do you spend extra money and/or time?
Your grandma sends you a big check for your birthday. Do you deposit the money in your savings account, or do you spend it all right away? The decisions you make about your money and your time are good indicators of your values.
- How do you pick your classes each semester?
Do you choose the classes with the most interesting course descriptions, or base your decision on what time a class meets, or how many credit hours it offers? How you make decisions about your classes can give you insight into what’s important to you.
Your values are just one of the dimensions of self that should guide your career exploration.