Assessing your interests, values, skills, personality and motivation helps you to answer the critical question of “who am I?” This self-evaluation can be done through a formal process such as career assessments, or more informally through individual career counseling and experiential learning.
During this stage, you may consider asking yourself:
- What is important to me?
- What do I like to do in my free time?
- What activities make me lose track of time?
- What are the most interesting jobs and careers I can think of?
- If I could do anything and money was no object, what would I do?
- What skills and activities come naturally to me?
The Career Development Center can direct you to several assessment tools. Some are free, while others such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI™) and Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS) can be taken for a fee.
To find out which assessment tools may be best suited to your needs, for help interpreting your assessment results, or to discuss other methods to discover careers to match your interests, visit the Career Development Center and schedule an appointment with one of our career counseling specialists.