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Work Values

Getting Started

Work values help you identify your needs and wants in relation to different majors, careers, and work settings. To get started, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What do you need in your work environment in order to be successful and productive?  
  • Can you rank order your most important work values? What are you willing to negotiate in order to get what’s most important to you?
  • Personal values and work values are different. Do you know the role each plays for your decisions?

Knowing your work values is the first step. Knowing how to connect your work values to your major and career options comes next, and can be informed by the tools described below or meeting with a career counselor.

Self-Guided Tools

You can also explore your Work Values using these resources:

These tools are hosted on other websites. However, you are still encouraged to meet with us for further clarification.

Individual Career Counseling

Working individually with an academic and career adviser provides a self-paced, face-to-face opportunity to get support in exploring majors and careers. Academic and career advisers assist students of all academic levels during individual appointments regarding career and academic decision-making and planning. You can schedule an appointment online, or schedule an appointment by calling us at 540-568-6555.