The Importance of Self Assessment

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.