Twardowski
Career Development Center

West Chester University

225 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383
General: cdc@wcupa.edu
Employers: recruit@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610.436.2501
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Self-Awareness

Decision-Making | Self-Awareness | Exploration | Preparation & Experience | Reflection & Action

 

SELF-AWARENESS

Dreams

Interests

Skills

Values

 

 

 

DREAMS

A dream is defined as a strongly desired goal or purpose. Dreams can develop over time as you experience new things. 

 

Use this resource to think about what some of your dreams were growing up!

This activity will ask you some questions to identify what it is that you may hope to do. Please answer as honestly as possible.

 

 

 

INTERESTS

 

An interest is defined as something someone is enthusiastic about or has developed a desire to learn more about. Interests can change frequently over time as you progress through different stages of your life. 

 

Use this resource to think about your interests!

This activity will ask you some questions to identify what it is that you like to do. Please answer as honestly as possible.

 

 

 

SKILLS

A skill is defined as an ability or talent that is acquired or developed through training, education, or experience. 

Use this resource to think about your skills!

This activity will help you identify your current skills, the skills you feel need more development, and the skills you enjoy using. If you can accurately recognize your skills, you will be able to choose majors and careers that require the application of those skills.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

In a 2012 survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

employers noted the following skills when asked "What are the top skills or qualities you look for in a new recruit?" 

 

 whatemployerswant

 

 

VALUES

A value is defined as principles, standards, or qualities that influence your choices throughout life and provide guidance when evaluating options.Values may cause someone to study for years to become a doctor or a lawyer while others seek a quick and easy way to wealth. Or they may cause a seasoned professional to change careers after spending decades developing expertise and reputation in a particular field.

 

Use this resource to think about your values!

This activity will help you rate which values are most important to you. If you can accurately recognize your values, you will be able to choose majors and careers that align with what is important to you.

 

 

 

FOCUS

FOCUS is an online program that has additional activities to help you develop a stronger self-awareness and learn how your interests, skills, and values might connect with various majors and careers.

FOCUS Logo

To login to FOCUS: http://www.focuscareer2.com/Portal/Login.cfm?SID=397
First-time users will need an ACCESS CODE to self register:  wcucdc 

 

We highly recommend that the results of any activity you do be discussed with a career center staff member, who can help you best understand the information and use it to help you narrow down your options.