Knowing Oneself: Making use of Internal Strength

For the longest time I believed I completely knew what my strengths were and had no interest in figuring out anything other than what I had already knew. That being said, during this time I had very little interest in the meaning of professionalism or maturity. When looking back, it is easy to say now…

Great, Another Required Course

It’s a comfortable discussion for business students- requirements for a resumes and cover letters, job qualifications, and the eventual entrance into the workforce. But try to discuss the same things with liberal arts students and you’ll see them squirm. This is because a typical liberal arts curriculum typically skirts around the careers it’s students will…

I know what my future holds… or not

  When I graduated from high school I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to do: attend the University of Arkansas and then go onto pharmacy school. Well, some of that happened, but not quite the way I thought it would. I am graduating from the University of Arkansas, but not with a degree preparing…

Paths Paved by Exploration

Considering the nature of this course, I was unsurprised to learn that we would be taking career assessments as part of our homework. While such assessments are interesting and often fairly accurate, I generally don’t need them to tell me about my own personality and habits. The reason? My top five “signature themes” from the StrengthsFinder…

Like Water

It’s often difficult for someone to identify their strengths and weaknesses. After taking the strength and personality assessments it has become a lot easier to look at my past experiences and determine what part of my attributes helped in those situations. This in turn helps to locate all of the possible career paths in front of…