Self assessment is the first step of the career planning process. During self assessment you gather information about yourself in order to make an informed career decision. A self assessment should include a look at the following:
- Values: the things that are important to you, like achievement, autonomy and status
- Interests: what you enjoy doing, i.e. playing golf, hanging out with friends and taking long walks
- Personality: a person’s individual traits, motivational drives, attitudes and needs
- Skills: the activities you are good at, such as writing, computer programming and teaching
The Counseling and Career Services office, located in Allman Center, Room 148, can provide you with a variety of self assessment tools to help determine the best career path for you, including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator Career Assessment.
You can also download a pdf of our Career Services Career Guide , which contains more information on self assessment.