12 Learn about your skills and strengths
Sometimes we need to exercise creative thinking to get us out of a patterned way of seeing ourselves. Thinking about your skills and strengths will enable you to envision vastly different career options and new possibilities.
- Start with a list of milestones and events from your current career path map.
- Ask people who you’ve worked with, employers, professors and others to describe your skills and strengths as they remember them as well as potential areas for improvement and growth.
- Find further opportunities beyond the classroom to get involved on campus through a Work Study position or the Co-Curricular Record (CCR). Search for CCR-recognized co-curricular opportunities by location, area of interest, or availability.
- Keep track of your accomplishments through the CCR and use your record to create a resume that will get an employer’s attention.
- Become aware of all of your skills and learn how to communicate them in a captivating, confident and exciting way at the Know Yourself: Exploring Meaningful Work workshop.
- Check out Career Navigator to find out how your degree applies to the working world and the applicable skills you can expect to develop from your studies.
- Visit the Research Catalogue to learn about co-curricular research opportunities for undergraduate students, and how you can get involved.
Visit Career Exploration & Education and meet with us for a 15-minute conversation to talk about your next step(s). Find our hours here.