Your personality is the collection of physical, mental, emotional, and social characteristics that define you as an individual. You should try to indentify majors & careers that fit your personality, thus providing you the opportunity to be "yourself".
• Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - MBTI can help you to identify personality characteristics that can be useful in
understanding personal work habits, decision-making and communication styles, preferred work environments, and
potential occupations that may interest you. Contact the Counseling & Testing Center for more information about MBTI.
• Personality Characteristics Worksheet - University of Denver Career Center
• Personality Traits & Qualities Worksheet - Stanford Career Development Center
Values are the core set of beliefs that influence how you live your life. Identifying work values may allow you to identify majors & careers that are aligned with your personal values. Finding a major or career that aligns with all of your values may not be possible, but you should indentify choices that fit with the things that are the most important to you.
• WISCareers - The University of Wisconsin System developed WISCareers to allow students to assess their career
interests, work values, and work place skills. Students can learn about occupations that match their inventory results.
• Work Values Worksheet - University of Denver Career Center
• Clarifying Your Work Values Worksheet - Stanford Career Development Center
• What do You Value as Important? Worksheet - Colorado State University
Interests are things you enjoy doing or would like to experience. You may find that some of your interests are related to majors or careers, while others may be related to a hobby. While your career does not need to include all of your interests, people who have a career based on some of their interests are generally happier and more fulfilled with their work.
• Strong Interest Inventory - The Strong Interest Inventory measures your level of interest in occupational areas,
activities, school subjects, and work environments. It then compares your interests with working professionals in a wide
variety of occupations. Please contact the AAC if you would information on taking the inventory.
• Let's Talk About Interests Worksheet - Colorado State University
Skills are involved in the process of using ability and knowledge to perform an activity or task successfully. Most skills may have to be learned and developed. You may find that you have an interest in a major or career that you do not currently have the skills for, so understanding your desire and aptitude to learn a skill is important.
• Skill Identification Worksheet - University of Denver Career Center
What Skills Do You Have? Worksheet - Colorado State
• What Skills Do You Have? Worksheet - Colorado State University
Skills Worksheet - Career Kokua, The Hawaii Career
• Skills Worksheet - Career Kokua, The Hawaii Career Information System