Careers

"The Chinese philosopher Confucius had it right 2,500 years ago: 'Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.'"  The Career Development Center utilizes the StrengthsQuest Assessment to educate and empower students to dream possibilities, explore opportunities & fulfill their career goals.

-- StrengthsQuest: Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Academics, Career and Beyond

Imagine a job where you have the opportunity to do what you do best -- every day. What would that job look like for you? Who would you work with, where would you work, and what type of activities would you be doing?

Finding a job that is a good fit for your talents is a key part of the career exploration process. Gallup research has found that employees who have the opportunity to use their strengths are six times as likely to be engaged in their work and more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life than employees who don't get to focus on what they do best.

Through StrengthsQuest, you'll gain insight into your areas of greatest potential: the things that you naturally do best. StrengthsQuest is not a career assessment and it won't tell you what job or career you should do. But it does provide valuable information about who you are and gives you clues to the type of work environment in which you are most likely to thrive.

After you have completed the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, read through Chapter 10 in the Online Book for suggestions and ideas about finding a career that will be a good fit for your strengths. You will need to sign in to view this content.