Self assessment (understanding your interests, skills and values) is an important step in the career planning process. There are many strategies and tools that can help you understand, prioritize, and clearly articulate your unique career interests.

Self Assessment Strategies

  • You should be able to describe your favorite Transferable Liberal Arts Skills. This will:
    • Give you great job mobility
    • Help you do well in interviews, and
    • Help you articulate what you’ve gotten out of Carleton
  • Carleton’s career exploration/engagement programs help you make contact with the world of work so you can try out your interests
  • Use the What Can I Do With This Major? website for ideas about:
    • Types of employers who might hire you, and what you can do now to be marketable when you graduate
    • Keeping in mind what matters with majors (and what doesn’t)
  • Schedule an appointment with a career counselor to talk through your initial career ideas
  • Career assessment resources and inventories can provide you with information for understanding, prioritizing and clearly articulating your unique career interests and connect you to targeted occupational research options
  • Try out your interests through volunteering, community service, off campus studies, and taking a wide variety of classes.