Exploring Majors and your VIPs

A key facet of the Business Career Center's mission is to provide students with a well-rounded, competitive skill set that includes career coaching and applied learning experiences needed to secure a position at an employer of choice upon graduation. Choice is an empowering factor in career success, but it can also appear a bit overwhelming at first; check out the following tools to explore ways to gain self-awareness and develop confidence in pursuing career pathways as they relate to College of Business majors.

Understanding Your "VIPS" for Career Fulfillment 

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Identifying Your Values

Values are desirable qualities, standards or principles that serve as your guiding force, especially when making decisions and pursuing options that best meet your needs and lead to increased happiness. While values - work and personal - may change over time, it is important to consider the values you hold in the career planning process as they will influence what "work" will look like for you; they serve as a way to filter duties, roles, organizations, and environments.

Ways to explore and understand your unique personal and work values include:

Reflecting on Your Interests

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Understanding the Role of Personality in Career Exploration

Ways to explore and understand your unique personality include:

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality inventory used to increase self-awareness of ones preferences and to help individuals understand and appreciate the differences of others. The MBTI measures preferences in four different areas and produces a personality type for each individual. It assists in career decision-making by providing information about what personality types are most often represented in different career fields. It is important to understand that the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is not a test. There are no right or wrong answers. Your answers to the questions on this assessment will help show how you like to look at things and how you like to go about deciding things. You will fill out an online questionnaire to select the answers that best fit for you. Through interpretation of the results you will learn about your natural preferences. Knowing your own preferences can help you understand what your strengths are, what kinds of work you might enjoy, and how people with different preferences can relate to one another.

Interested in completing the assessment and reviewing your preferences (including career ideas)? Email the Business Career Center at businesscareers@marquette.edu to receive assessment instructions.

Before you begin the instrument:

  • The MBTI will take 20-30 minutes to complete.
  • Complete the assessment at a time when you are feeling like your usual self – not overly stressed or relaxed.
  • Answer the items from your perspective, letting go of others’ expectations of you.

For additional assessments and instruments, including the Strong Interest Inventory, please contact the Career Services Center.

Skills: Utilizing Your Natural Talents and Developed Strengths and Abilities 

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Exploring Majors: Connecting Interests, Skills, and your MU Business Experiences

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