Self-Discovery

Goals:

  • Identify your skills, interests, and values to discover career paths that are a good match
  • Seek out academics and activities related to your career interests
  • Connect with career development resources

First-year student? There are several things that you can do now that will get you on the right track to figuring out your career path. Get started with Career Directions: Starting Your Journey. Attend a one-hour, interactive session.

More to Explore:

Self-Discovery Tools Learn more about the analytical tools (or inventories) used in the self-assessment process.

Majors Learn how different majors tie in with careers, and which ones you want to explore.

Careers 101 Knowing yourself can help you pin down a career that’s right for you.

The Mosaic: Your Major and Beyond Learn how to make all the pieces fall into place, from the courses you take to the people you meet.

Handshake Activate your Handshake account.

Resumes 101 If you don’t yet have a resume, get help on starting one. If you do, learn tips for keeping it up to date.

Majors + Careers Resources From exploration to experience, we’ve selected some of the varied resources out there to help you get started.

Upcoming Workshops + Programs Check out our schedule of events, from workshops on self-discovery, resumes, or interviewing to employer information sessions and much more.

Recommended Reading List

Do What You Are, by Paul Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger
(available from BU Libraries)

I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was, by Barbara Sher and Barbara Smith
(available from BU Libraries)

Steps to Finding Your Passion

What is a Self Assessment?

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