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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENTS & BOOKS

Self-Exploration Resources for Grad Students The websites, books, and campus resources listed below can help graduate students and postdocs learn more about themselves as they consider career paths.

Online Assessments: Skills, Interests, & Values http://www.wois.org/use/assess/ Strengths http://www.wois.org/use/depstren/ Character, Emotion, Engagement, Meaning, & Life Satisfaction http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/ Values http://www.sc.edu/career/Pdf/workvalues.pdf Skills https://caps.uchicago.edu/resourcecenter/handouts/SkillsIDforGradStudents.pdf

Self-Assessment & Inspirational Books: Basalla, S., & Debelius, M. (2007). So what are you going to do with that?: Finding careers outside academia. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Bolles, R. N. (2009). What color is your parachute? A practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press. Borchard, D. C., Bonner, C. L., & Musich, S. (2005). Your career planner. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

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Hogshead, S. (2005). Radical careering: 100 truths to jumpstart your job, your career, and your life. New York: Gotham Books. Levoy, G. M. (1998). Callings: Finding and following an authentic life. New York: Three Rivers Press. Pink, D. H. (2008). The adventures of Johnny Bunko: The last career guide you’ll ever need. New York: Penguin Group. Rath, T. (2007). StrengthsFinder 2.0. New York: Gallup.

Campus Resources Career Center - http://careers.washington.edu/gradstudents Dependable Strengths Seminars StrengthsFinder Assessment Decision-Making Workshops (offered jointly with Counseling Center) E.N.G.A.G.E. workshops Individual counseling appointments

Counseling Center - http://depts.washington.edu/counsels Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Strong Interest Inventory (SII) Values Workshops (offered jointly with Career Center) Transitions Workshops Individual counseling appointments

Leadership Institute for Tomorrow - http://students.washington.edu/liftuw/index.htm Various personal development workshops

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Beyond Academica: Self Exploration Resources for Grad Students  

http://careers.washington.edu/sites/default/files/all/editors/docs/gradstudents/Assessments___Books.pdf

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