Understanding yourself

People are generally happiest and most satisfied in their majors and careers when the work they are doing aligns with the things they enjoy, are good at doing, and care about.

It can be helpful to work with a career coach who may guide you through some exploration or even suggest a variety of assessment tools to develop a greater understanding. You might consider questions such as:

  • What kind of work setting do I find most comfortable?
  • What kind of people do I want to work with, for, or around?
  • What are my priorities for life after college?
  • Do I prefer to work independently, in a group, or one-on-one?
  • What motivates me to do my best?
  • What do I want to be doing this time next year?

Here are a few self-knowledge concepts to get you started.

Get help connecting your interests, skills, values, and priorities to your future. Make a career coaching appointment with LAS Career Services. We offer resources, assessments, and strategies to help.

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