Know yourself. Clarify your career goals. Gain knowledge about yourself and the world of work.
Self-assessment requires a great deal of introspection and the participation in activities or exercises that will serve to reveal your interests, skills, and values. The following are a list of recommended assessments that you can take.
Remember that self-assessment is an ongoing process and we are here to help you! Speak to professors, parents, friends, relatives, professionals, and CDC advisors to set goals and talk through what interests you in the workforce. Call us at 413-538-2080 to schedule an appointment.
MBTI Assessments: The MBTI reports your preferences and provides information about your unique type to suggest work settings, careers, and academic fields that might be a good fit for you. It provides you with a framework for understanding yourself and how to manage your preferences, as well as how to communicate and interact better with others regarding who you are and what you hope to achieve in life. Contact the CDC for a code to take the MBTI for free.
Once you have completed the MBTI, come into the CDC to review your results with an MBTI certified counselor to learn more about what your type means to you and the work that you will decide to do as you move beyond the collegiate environment.
O*NET Interest Profiler: The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you identify your interests and match them with a wide variety of careers. It doesn't tell you what you should be; it organizes your interests in six broad categories of work.