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Clarify Interests

Explore your work interests or preferences further by remembering what courses you've enjoyed and careers you've considered.

Also consider hobbies, volunteer activities, and other informal interests. Do you prefer working with people, data, things, or ideas, and how do you want to work with them?

  • People: Instructing, healing, entertaining, representing, etc.
  • Data and Information: Compiling, classifying, computing, analyzing, etc.
  • Things: Designing, manufacturing, arranging, coordinating, etc.
  • Ideas: Inventing, communicating, interpreting, synthesizing, etc.