Exploring Majors and your VIPs
The Business Career Center provides students with a well-rounded, competitive skill set that includes career coaching and applied learning experiences needed to secure a position at an employer of choice upon graduation. Below you will help you explore ways to gain self-awareness and develop confidence in pursuing your desired career pathways.
Schedule an appointment with a BCC staff member to discuss your interests and career exploration questions.
Understanding Your "VIPS" for Career Fulfillment
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Values are desirable qualities, standards or principles that guide you in making decisions and pursuing options that best meet your needs and lead to increased happiness. While work and personal values may change over time, you should consider them in your career planning process as they will influence what "work" will look like for you; they serve to filter duties, roles, organizations, and environments.
Ways to explore and understand your unique personal and work values include:
Reflecting on Your Interests
Your interests relate to how you like to spend your energy. People tend to thrive in work environments that align well with their interests.
One informal assessment you may wish to explore to discover your career interests is the My Next Move Interest Profiler from O*Net. This short activity helps you identify career interest clusters based on your personality type. Once you complete the assessment, O*Net provides comprehensive information on the careers and industries that align well with your interests. You can also start with the My Next Move resource to research careers.
Strengths and Skills: Utilizing Your Natural Talents and Developing Your Abilities
Skills are competencies you learn and sharpen, often categorized as hard/soft. technical/transferable, and most recently as "power" skills. Strengths are natural gifts that you discover and develop. Considering your current skills, strengths, and as areas for development can contribute to your career exploration \\research and reflections as well as the ways you market yourself to an employer.
For additional and expanded information about skills, and how you can identify and utilize your skills take a look at our Skills Guide
Career Exploration Assessment with the Main Career Services Center
Interested in completing the assessment and reviewing your preferences (including career ideas)? Contact the Career Services Center firstname.lastname@example.org
- Interest, Skills, and Values
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
- Strong Interest Inventory
Before you begin the assessment:
- They will take time (20-30 minutes) to complete.
- Complete the assessment at a time when you are feeling like your usual self – not overly stressed or relaxed.
- Answer the items from your perspective, letting go of others’ expectations of you.
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The College of Business Administration also offers an online B.S. in Business Administration program for students who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree. This program is designed for busy people who have 49 hours of college credit and want to finish their degree with an online option.