Career Development Center
West Chester University
A DREAM is defined as a strongly desired goal or purpose.
Dreams can develop over time as you experience new things.
This activity will ask you some questions to identify what it is that you may hope to do. Please answer as honestly as possible.
Have you thought about what some of your dreams were growing up?
An INTEREST is defined as something someone is enthusiastic about or has developed a desire to learn more about.
Interests can change frequently over time as you progress through different stages of your life.
This activity will ask you some questions to identify what it is that you like to do. Please answer as honestly as possible.
Have you thought about what your interests are?
A SKILL is defined as an ability or talent that is acquired or developed through training, education, or experience.
This activity will help you identify your current skills, the skills you feel need more development, and the skills you enjoy using. If you can accurately recognize your skills, you will be able to choose majors and careers that require the application of those skills.
Have you thought about what your skills are?
A VALUE is defined as principles, standards, or qualities that influence your
choices throughout life and provide guidance when evaluating options.
Values may cause someone to study for years to become a doctor or a lawyer while others seek a quick and easy way to wealth. Or they may cause a seasoned professional to change careers after spending decades developing expertise and reputation in a particular field.
Have you thought about what your values are?
FOCUS is an online program that has additional activities to help you develop a stronger self-awareness and learn how your interests, skills, and values might connect with various majors and careers.
To login to FOCUS: http://www.focuscareer2.com/Portal/Login.cfm?SID=397
First-time users will need an ACCESS CODE to self register: wcucdc
We highly recommend that the results of any activity you do be discussed with a career center staff member, who can help you best understand the information and use it to help you narrow down your options.