Take note – what skills do you have that you enjoy using? What skills would you like to expand upon? By actively pursuing opportunities where you can use these skill sets, you'll position yourself to be highly competitive for future opportunities. Group projects, research, writing, campus leadership, community service, jobs and internships all provide environments for you to contribute with your skills and talents.
Values Identification worksheet
Your values may change over time, so it’s a good idea to take inventory every so often. What are your non-negotiables? The following questions can help you as you identity your top values:
One way to consider your interests is to think about past experiences that you found fulfilling or intellectually stimulating. Another way to identify your interests is to look at how you spend your time. What are some of your hobbies or extracurricular activities? What projects do you enjoy? Using what you discover, challenge yourself to pursue opportunities this term to further explore your interests.
Strong Interest Inventory
The Strong Interest Inventory is a career assessment that the career advisors in CES are trained to interpret. This tool can be used to identify themes that could help you discover paths which may align with your interests. Take the Strong Interest Inventory as a way to explore options for majors, part-time jobs, or post-graduation plans.
CES career advisors are trained to interpret your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator results. This career/personality assessment helps you learn more about yourself – What are your preferences? Strengths of your personality? Areas for growth? Understanding yourself better also positions you to work well with people whose personalities are similar or opposite of your own.
The enneagram is a personality assessment that helps you to identify the strengths of your personality, patterns, and areas for growth when it comes to managing emotions. It can help you understand how your personality type responds to stress, and how to best interact with others based on personality type. Read further into the nine types to determine your enneagram.