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Self Awareness

Increase your understanding of your strengths, interests, values, skills, and identities.




Find opportunities outside the classroom to help explore majors and careers.




Learn ways to explore a variety of career areas.




Explore all of the options for majors at the U of M, Twin Cities.


Self Awareness

Before you can choose a major or career path, knowing who you are and what is important to you is essential. Use the activities below to increase your understanding of your interests, values, skills, as well as family, cultural, and identity influences.

Discover your Interests

Feeling unsure about what you like? Complete this interest profiler quiz to get a jump start on discovering your interests.

Weigh your Options

Not sure what choice is best? Examine the pros and cons of making a change or keeping things the same with our Decision Balance Worksheet. Or, consider gains and losses of potential majors using the Gains & Losses guide.

Clarify your Values

Complete the values card sort activity to get clear on what is most important to you. How do your values connect with careers of interest?

Examine Decision-Making Barriers

Feeling stuck but not sure why? Complete the Barriers to Decision-Making guide to understand what is getting in the way of making a decision.

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Want a more in-depth dive into these topics and more? Check out our Canvas module.

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