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Career and Major Decisions

Learn About Yourself - Interests

Decisions, Learn about Yourself, Gain Experience, Learn about the World of Work gain experience learn about yourself decisions learn about the world of work interests skills values Interests are how you like to spend your time and what activities you enjoy.  Think about hobbies you have had, sports or clubs in which you’ve been involved, classes you’ve enjoyed, etc.  You can also take self-assessments to more clearly articulate your interests.  For example, following are three different websites that contain self-assessments related to your interests. You can take the assessments online and get your feedback directly.

Self-Directed Search (SDS)

Focus Career Planning System

O*NET Interest Profiler

You may also take more sophisticated interest inventories that require a trained professional to interpret the results.  If you would like to do that, please contact CCSD to schedule an appointment with a counselor.

Remember:  Career exploration and development is a very complex process.  You may need assistance exploring any of these pieces and/or integrating all of this information and figuring out how it relates to majors and careers.  Please contact CCSD to schedule an appointment for further assistance.

Also, remember that your values, interests, and abilities are likely to change over time.  As we said, this is a journey, and it may take you places you never imagined!



Center for Counseling & Student Development
261 Perkins Student Center, Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2141
Fax: 302-831-2148