Self-knowledge is a process of discovery that will last a lifetime. For students to effectively begin thinking about their future, they must recognize where they are now. There are four basic dimensions of self that should guide their career decisions: values, skills, interests, and personality. The Career Development Center has a number of resources available to help students get started on the process of knowing themselves, so that they can then focus on finding a career fit. A few resources are:
- Advising: Refer your students to our drop-in advising service, where they can sit down for 15-20 minutes with a professional career advisor to discuss any career-related idea, issue, or problem. The career advisor will assign them action steps and, if applicable, may refer them to an hour-long career advising session.
- Self Assessment Instruments: After meeting with a career advisor, students may be referred to assessments offered by the Center. After students complete an assessment, they will receive an interpretation of their results.
- ASCS Q294 (Basic Career Development): A large portion of Q294 is devoted to helping students learn more about themselves and how their self- knowledge intersects with the world of work. Students who take Q294 will spend at least half of the class exploring their values, interests, personality, and skills. As a part of the course, they will also take and receive interpretations of the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.