Evaluating your Skills, Interests and Values

Self-Reflection and Assessment: Taking the Time to Learn about YOU

This often-neglected step shouldn’t just be something you do during a job search or career change. It’s important to check in with yourself every few years as you navigate your professional life. What motivates and energizes you in your work? What are your skills, interests, and values? Have they changed over time? If so, how?

Tackle these questions by starting with the resources below.

Once you’ve reflected on your own career philosophy, it’s time to research job functions and industries to identify  career that may be a strong fit and explore ways to build your professional skill set.  Not sure where to begin? Connect with an OCS Career Advisor.

Career Resources

Community Spotlights

Raveesha Gupta (MA ’17, International and Development Economics)

First Generation and/or Low Income Students,Humanities,Masters,Social Sciences,STEM
  • Research Analyst
  • Assistant General Counsel Congressional Budget Office
  • Senior Impact Investing Advisor
  • Associate Director and Innovation Program Leader Corporate Innovation at Bayer
  • Industry Analyst GE Appliances' Silicon Valley Innovation Center
  • Research Scientist Merck Research Laboratories
  • Chief Operating Officer NousCom
  • Associate Consultant ‎Adivo Associates LLC
  • Head of Central Bank, Public Sector & Bank Sales, Americas Standard Chartered Bank
  • Mentor & Teacher Sankt Afra

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