Assessing yourself is a key step to understanding options that suit you in your academics, career, and personal life. With key insights about yourself, you are empowered to consider options that match your needs, goals, and priorities, as you move toward an informed decision for your future.
Your career development is a lifelong process, and engaging in regular reflection will prove to be valuable as you evolve and grow through its many phases. Use this page to get familiar with the free assessments that we offer, learn how to take an assessment, and adopt a reflective mindset to tune in to the one, true, you.
Taking the Next Step
Self-assessment is a process of identifying a decision that needs to be made, gathering information, taking inventory on related aspects of yourself, searching for insights, and ultimately, using your findings to help you make a decision. It takes each of these steps to understand, appreciate, and maximize the unique potential that you bring.
After moving through this process, it is time to take action. Self-assessment is a significant step of the process of making an informed decision about academics and careers, but it is not the only step.
Combined with the information you gather about the options you are considering, as well as encouragement from your immediate support network, you can begin moving yourself forward with concrete actions. We are here to assure you that this is rarely a process of complete clarity, as making decisions always involves some level of uncertainty, trial and error, a “leap of faith," however, moving forward will help you reach the next level with new insight.
To supplement your self-assessment with deeper information about your options, review our tips for Majors and Beyond and Career Exploration. Or, if you are ready to take action, learn how you can Gain Experience in an area of your choice.