If you ask a career counselor how to pick the right major, internship, or career path you will likely be directed to assessments. These are quizzes that help you determine your strengths, values, and interests. Career & Internship Services offers online reading about how to seek your fit. But what does it look like once you have found your fit?
Signs that you have found your fit include that you…
- lose track of time being absorbed in a project for the class in your major or task at work.
- experience positive or productive dreams about working on that project or related to your classes or work.
- follow news and social media about the field you study or work in.
- feel engaged in your classes or work.
- imagine yourself in possible roles in your future career.
Doesn’t Look Like
Signs that you have not found your fit include that you…
- are challenged with starting homework or tasks in your field.
- dread going to work or classes.
- wouldn’t consider working on a project or participate in an activity in your field during your free time.
- find tasks you complete for class or work to be unfulfilling.
- avoid thinking about the field you study or work in.
- Finding your fit doesn’t mean you love everything about your classes, work, and field all the time.
- The potential of the fulfillment your field offers may not be apparent until taking higher level courses, after settling into work, or following further research.
- Changing your trajectory does not make you a failure! It highlights flexibility and honesty with yourself.
If you ever need help finding your fit, stop by 22 Solon Campus Center and schedule an appointment with a career counselor.
Of Possible Interest:
• Choosing a Major, Career Planning – all our blog posts on these topics
• Boost Your Career in College, Turn Your Major into a Career – our Pinterest boards filled with articles & resources
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