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Self Assessment

Figuring out what you want to do for your career is one of the most critical steps in your career development process.

Answering these questions can help you figure out what type of career will make you happy.

Interests? Values?
Abilities, strengths and weaknesses? Geographic preferences?

Answering these questions will help you narrow your focus and prepare you for the next step in the process (exploring your options) where you begin to match your preferences with the availability of options in the marketplace.

Need some help with the process? The Career Resource Center is pleased to make the following available to you:

  • MyPlan - This assessment tool is offered through UB Career Services and is free to undergraduate students.  It is most appropriate for freshmen and sophomores and all undecided students  
  • CareerLeader - This is an outstanding web-based self-assessment tool targeted specifically to those seeking careers in Business   
  • Informational Interviewing - A valuable tool at several stages of your career development process
  • Internships - Completing one or more can help you identify areas of interest
  • Career Resource Library Materials [PDF] - Use the Student Resource Room in the CRC (308 Alfiero) to access books, DVD's, career guides and employer information including the book, What Color Is Your Parachute?
  • CRC Salary and Employment Statistics - Helps you to determine your "market-value."