Prized and cherished Publicly affirmed Chosen freely Chosen from alternatives Chosen after consideration of consequences Acted upon Acted upon repeatedly and consistently to form a definite pattern
Who Are You?Who? Who? Who? Who?Claire Childress and Sarah CrockettDSA Professional Development Day September 20, 2011
If you don’t understand yourself you don’tunderstand anybody else. --Nikki Giovanni
DSA AspirationPursue SELF-UNDERSTANDING and INTEGRITY Virginia Tech students will form a set of affirmative values and develop the self-understanding to integrate these values into their decision-making.
How Can Career Services Help? • Exploring Careers and Majors – Walk-in Advising – Appointments – UNIV 2004 Course – Departmental Career Advisors – Career Resource Center – Extensive Online Resources • Gaining Experience – Cooperative Education / Internship Program • Self-Assessment – Online and Written
MyPlan Assessment• Online Career Planning Program – Allows students to review careers and majors• Results show preferences in four areas – Personality – Interests – Skills – Values
StrengthsQuest Talents• A special natural ability or aptitude• A capacity for achievement or success; ability• A naturally recurring pattern of thought, feeling, or behavior that can be productively applied
So, What’s the Difference? • Values – Principles or standards upon which you make most decisions in your life • Needs – Things useful, required or desired • Wants – Wishes or desires • Morals – Principles or standards or habits with respect to right or wrong in conduct • Ethics – A person’s system or code of morals; standards of conduct and moral judgment
Values Defined Deeply held commitments thatinfluence your thinking when you are faced with choices.
Values in Career Development • Few people really know what they want in life because they have never really taken the time and effort to determine what matters in their lives • To determine what you want, you must first know what is important to you in your life – The values that give your life meaning! • You will need to discover your hidden values
Where Do Your Values Come From?• From YOU!! – People choose and formulate their values as they direct their lives• From parents, family, friends, religious beliefs, community influence• Can be seen in everyday actions and how you make your decisions• You may not always be aware of them
Criteria for Values• Prizing: emphasizing emotions and feelings• Choosing: relies on thinking and reasoning• Acting: implies behavior Basically we form our values by feeling, thoughts and actions
Values Clarification How Do Your Personal and Work Values Relate to Strengths
Instructions • On the orange sheet: – Check off all the values that you feel the most strongly about and from your selection choose your top five • Compare the top five you just chose with your MyPlan work values • Select your top five from both sets of values and write them on the green bulls-eye sheet • Review your top five strengths and consider how any of them relate to your values • Share your thoughts with a partner or small group
John Holland’s Theory• People have personalities AND Jobs have personalities• To increase satisfaction in a career, match the personality traits• People and work environments can be classified into six different groups Realistic | Investigative | Artistic Social | Enterprising | Conventional
John Holland’s Theory• Different personalities prefer different environments• May have some interests in several areas, but primarily in two or three of the areas• These three letters identify your Holland Code – RIASEC