Your career coach can help you discover who you are through asking about your values, interests, personality, and skills. Not sure where to start? We have some assessments that we can guide you through. Meet with your career coach to learn more!
Discover who you are
Choosing a career path that aligns with your skills will help you be successful in your professional life.
Your job satisfaction depends on how well your career choice aligns with your values.
Personality preferences determine how you respond to the outside world, take in information, make decisions, and structure your environments.
Your interests determine whether you’re bored or engaged by your surroundings.
Your values shape your thoughts, influence your worldview, and help you decide what actions to take. Your career coach will guide you through the Life Values Inventory and other activities, so you can identify your values.
- What's important to you?
- What issues and causes do you care about?
- How do you spend extra time and/or money?
The secret to finding a fulfilling career lies in identifying the things you already like to do—in other words, your interests. Your career coach will help you understand your interests by guiding you through the Strong Interest Inventory®.
- What topics could you talk endlessly about?
- What do you do when you have free time?
- What do you want to learn more about?
Strong Interest Inventory®
This assessment is one of the world’s most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools.
By exploring your personality, you will learn more about how you prefer to derive your energy, process new information, make decisions, and which environments are best suited for you.
- At the end of a long day, would you rather go out with a big group of friends or stay home and watch Netflix? Knowing whether you're an extrovert or an introvert can help you find the type of work environment that's right for you.
- Do you make decisions with your head or your heart?
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
Knowing your personality type, as measured through this instrument, can help you with career planning at every stage. Personality type is a practical tool for investigating what works for you, then looking for and recognizing work that satisfies your preferences.
Skills & Strengths
You already have many of the skills you need to have a rewarding career. Do you know what they are? Your career coach will guide you through Skillscan and/or Strengthsquest, so you can identify what skills you have and what skills you want to gain while in college.
SkillScan will help you learn about your strengths and weaknesses, the skills you enjoy and want to use in a career, and those skills needing development.
Discover your CliftonStrengths to gain insight into your natural talents and reflect on how you can develop them during college.
Want to dive deeper?
Take deeper dive into who you are by learning about aptitudes through YouScience. The power of YouScience lies in its performance measures of aptitudes and its ability to connect natural talent with in-demand careers. The thorough assessment cuts through social noise and gender biases to create more equity and access – matching users to their best-fit careers and giving them the confidence and data to make informed decisions about their futures.