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Identifying Your Interests / Self-Assessment

What is Career Exploration?

Career Exploration is…

  • Learning about yourself and the world of work.
  • Identifying and exploring potentially satisfying occupations that are in alignment with who you are.
  • Developing an effective strategy to realize your goals.

Worksheet & Resources:

Use the “Professional Development Action Plan worksheet” in the “Career Resources” below as well as the pages under the “Explore Career Interests” tab on the menu bar above to help you explore career options.

1. Self Assessment

Learn about yourself in relation to the world of work

Talk About It!

Career advisers are skilled in helping you make connections between what you know about yourself and career paths to explore.

2. Exploration

Research, and explore potentially satisfying occupations that are in alignment with who you are.

Top Jobs List: Create a Top Jobs list, using the template in Career Resources, guided by what you learned in Step One.

Questions to Consider

  • Why are you selecting these jobs and how do they connect to what you know about yourself?
  • What are some curiosity questions you would like to ask someone who works in these roles?
  • Are there skills these roles require that you need to develop?

Worksheet & Resources Below:

3. Experience

Take what you’ve learned about yourself and potential occupations and test out your interests by getting involved! Getting involved will help you form connections and meaningful relationships with peers and professionals in your field of interest.

Get Involved & Gain Experience


  • Provide opportunities to bring people with similar interests together
  • Give you an opportunity to interact with and learn from peers and professionals
  • Allow you to apply lessons learned from various courses in a hands-on setting


  • Acquire new skills and gain in-depth knowledge in specific organizations and industries
  • Showcase engagement in the professional working world
  • Expand professional networks

4. Reflection

Take time to reflect on what you’ve learned, how you’ve grown, and what that means for you and your place in the world of work.

Reflect on what your experiences have taught you about yourself in regards to your Values, Interests, Personality, and Strengths (VIPS).

  • What aspects of the experience confirmed your VIPS?    
  • What aspects of the experience challenged your VIPS?
  • Incorporate acquired experiences in your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn, etc.

Underrepresented students can find community & professional development opportunities in the DucksRISE program

Through DucksRISE, the UO provides inclusive and structured support to help our students gain professional experiences, develop job seeking skills, and leverage the UO community for networking opportunities. Applications for the Spring 23 cohort are open now!

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BizPaths Internship Edition Recap

On January 27, Mohr Career Services hosted three panels composed of current students, recent alumni, and recruiters to talk about internships–why they’re important, how to get them, what to expect, and how to make the most of them.

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Contact & Location


Mohr Career Services
155 Lillis
Lundquist College of Business
1208 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1208

Career Service Hours

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TH 9am - 5pm
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