Self-assessment, the core of Babson’s DISCOVER phase, is about understanding yourself – your values, motivators, skills, interests, personality, and passion.
Opportunities at Babson are boundless; you are pulled in a million directions and love every minute of it! Setting aside time for reflection, however, is a challenge; yet nothing could be more important. Jumping too quickly into a career path without fully understanding yourself and your goals may save you time in the short-term, but may rob you of the opportunity to fully capitalize on your talent and passion. Students who take the time to thoughtfully identify career goals based upon personal values and interests are better positioned for long term career satisfaction and success.
CCD offers a meaningful array of self-assessment tools. In your Organizing for Effective Management (OEM) curriculum, you will complete the Strong Interest Inventory, a self-assessment tool designed to provide you with insights into your career interests. Your Organizational Behavior (OB) curriculum will require you to complete DiSC, a self-assessment tool which helps you understand your behavioral styles and preferences thereby providing insight into the types of work environments where you will likely thrive. CCD also offers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment tool, which can help you better understand your personality type and the way you make decisions.
CCD’s innovative new iChoose program, designed specifically for Babson’s entrepreneurially minded students, is an intensive, interactive, five-hour seminar. Through self-discovery exercises, career research, and planning, iChoose enables you to harness your strengths, leverage your resources, and create a career strategy to identify and achieve your career goals. Once completing the seminar, you are invited to join the iChoose membership which involves monthly member meetings covering a variety of career topics. Visit the iChoose Blog to learn more.
CCD is excited to partner with Career Beam (CB) to offer a simple way for students to get started with their self-assessment. CB’s brief, interactive, on-line tools provide students with a snapshot of their values, temperament, personality, interests, skills, and talents. It also invites students to share preferences on industry, geography, corporate culture, entrepreneurial aptitude, leadership style, and networking. This is a great way for students to start a conversation with a CCD career counselor when trying to choose a career path.