Self-assessment is an integral part of the career development process for every individual. It is intended to help in the exploration and recognition of an individual's work and leisure values, interests, personal attributes, and potential areas of growth. With a greater understanding of self, you will be better prepared to make realistic decisions about your career plans and life goals.
Career Education Services maintains several programs and services to assist you with your self-assessment process. Whether you're trying to decide on a major, select an appropriate internship, or choose a career plan, you can meet with a career counselor to determine the best self assessment tool or service to meet your individiual needs. We have found our students benefit from a self-assessment inventory called Exploring You (based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator-a personality assessment that describes different consistent behavioral patterns that result from how individuals take in information and make decisions) and a computer-assisted guidance program, FOCUS-V2, as well as career-related panel discussions, career workshops and other presentations.
- Career Zone - Assessment and occupational information
- O*Net - Tasks, skills, knowledge, abilities for a variety of occupations.
It is important to make an appointment with a career counselor at CES to help you summarize your feedback from the self-assessment reports and assist you as you consider your next step in your career decision-making process. Please be sure to bring your printouts with you to your appointment.