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We've compiled some of our favorite tools, books, TED talks and more below. 

Self Assessment

Getting to know yourself—your interests, your skills, and your values, is the first step toward deciding on a major and a career.  Personal exploration can also play a key role in student success.  By identifying and capitalizing on strengths and recognizing and learning strategies for minimizing barriers, students become better positioned to achieve personal, academic, and professional goals.

Below are some self-assessment tools and books that we recommend to get you started on your journey.   For a more in depth evaluation of your needs and goals, please contact the Success Center to set up a meeting with a professional Success Coach or Peer Educator.

VIA Character Strengths Survey  
The VIA Survey is a psychometrically validated personality test that measures an individual’s character strengths. Character strengths are viewed as our positive personality in that they are our core capacities for thinking, feeling, and behaving in ways that can bring benefit to us and others.

Do What You Are Assessment
Discover career fields that studies show are more energizing, fulfilling, satisfying - and ultimately more successful - for a particular personality type.

The Learning Style Inventory   
The Learning Style Inventory diagnoses students’ unique learning styles based on an analysis of their personal preferences in 22 different areas.

MI Advantage
Helps individuals recognize their unique intellect, boost confidence, improve academic performance, strengthen intelligences, and examine recommended careers.