Self-exploration is the process of identifying your interests, skills,
personality type, achievements, and values. These five areas of self-exploration
can be assessed and evaluated in a number of ways. Choosing the right major and
career path requires you to personally assess these areas and determine the best
To start, ask yourself a few simple questions:
- What are my interests?
- What jobs have I liked?
- What are my hobbies?
- What am I good at?
- What do I value in a job?
- Time, money, coworker?
- How important is work/life balance?
Once you list these things, try to think of some jobs you might like. If you have trouble identifying some of these things, don't worry; Career Services
offers consulting and assessments for each area of self-exploration
Your academic advisor is not just there to sign off on your classes, they also help you navigate the academic waters and make solid decisions. Make an appointment
with your advisors often and talk to them about majors you are considering.
Also make an appointment with a Career Consultant
to talk about majors and careers.
Career Services offers a variety of assessments to help you decide on a major and career path.
This fast, mobile-friendly activity allows you to discover careers based on your personality and preferences. The assessment takes 2 - 5 minutes to complete from any device.
Visit the Woofound Compass site
Note: You will need an "@okstate.edu" emaill address to create an account. If you do not have "@okstate.edu" email address, please contact your Career Consultant.
Do you want to find ideas of what you could do and would enjoy based on your personality? Take the Do What You Are personality
assessment and learn about the link between personalities and careers.
New User: Obtain your access code here
Existing User: Visit the Do What You Are site
Kuder Journey is an innovative, Internet-Based system combining research-based interest, skills, and work values assessments with
portfolio development, and comprehensive educational and occupational exploration resources.
To access Kuder Journey,
create a free account at OKCareerGuide
Used Kuder before 10/1/2015? Access your account here.
StrengthsQuest, designed by Gallup, gives you the opportunity to
develop strengths by building on your greatest talents - the way you
naturally think, feel and behave as an unique individual. StrengthsQuest can
provide you with guidance and ideas for your career.
To take StrengthsQuest, Contact your Career Consultant
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator identifies sixteen personality types that
can be used to describe people. Learning your type will help you better
understand yourself, improve your daily life, and focus your career.
To take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Contact your Career Consultant
The Strong Interest Inventory assesses interests, not skills or abilities.
The results can help guide you to a rewarding major and career.
To take the Strong Interest Inventory, Contact your Career Consultant
Career Exploration Resources