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?
  • Abilities, strengths and weaknesses?
  • Values?
  • 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:

  • Focus 2 Career - This self-paced career and major exploration tool is offered through UB Career Services and is free to undergraduate students. It helps you identify your interests and  then connects those interests with a major and/or career for you. This interactive online tool provides multiple self-assessments by asking simple questions about your hobbies, skills, values and work interests. It is most appropriate for freshmen and sophomores and all undecided students. Find it on UB Career Services Majors & Careers under Discovering Your Strengths
  • 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."