Self-Awareness: Your deep and growing capacity to articulate what you have to offer, your gifts and skills – and to communicate with others what makes you, you!
WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
Vocation comes from the Latin word vocātiō. Vocātiō is your calling and can also be translated as voice. Your voice is the centre of it all. Understanding yourself is foundational to knowing your purpose and ultimately, thriving in the world of work. Self-awareness enables you to connect your TWU experience to your “voice” and determine your purpose as a vocation.
WHERE TO START:
- In FNDN101 you participate in the CliftonStrengths Online Assessment to discover your signature strengths. This tool helps you identify your own natural talents – the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that come naturally to you. Knowing your talents, you can build them into strengths to achieve academic, career, and personal success.
- TypeFocus offers online career assessments designed to help students explore their natural strengths and preferences. To request your access code please contact Joelle.Turner@twu.ca
WHERE TO LINGER:
- Book a time with our Career Counsellor. Choosing a career is a big decision. Our Career Counsellor is here to help by guiding you to learn more about yourself and your calling.