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Info Gathering

Know Yourself

Majors & Careers

Get to Know Yourself

What do you like to do? What are you good at? What makes you happy?

Your interests, abilities, and values can provide clues to potential major options or career paths.

Interests

Curiosity you possess about certain aspects of your environment.

  • What hobbies do you pursue?
  • What activities do you enjoy?
  • What kind of classes do you like?
  • How do you spend your free time?

Abilities

Natural inclinations toward or ability to quickly master a particular skill (both physical and mental).

  • What are your talents?
  • What is your academic/work history?
  • In what areas have you received awards and recognition?

Values

Personal standards that you feel to be extremely important.

  • What kind of lifestyle do you desire?
  • What must you achieve in life to be happy (money, prestige, service to others, etc.)?
  • What does meaningful work look like to you?

As you explore, think about your dislikes too. They can be just as telling as the things you like.

Last Updated: 4/22/21