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.

  1. Start with a list of milestones and events from your current career path map.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Keep track of your accomplishments through the CCR and use your record to create a resume that will get an employer’s attention.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Visit the Research Catalogue to learn about co-curricular research opportunities for undergraduate students, and how you can get involved.

Take these reflections and Update LinkedIn as Your Future Self or Practice 4 Different Ways of Introducing Yourself.

Visit Career Exploration & Education and meet with us for a 15-minute conversation to talk about your next step(s). Find our hours here.

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