A dear friend sent me this link in which Bucknell outlines career advice for its students.
What leapt off the page for me was this: “[According to] Executive Director of Career Services Pamela Keiser, ‘A student is best able to market themselves when they possess a solid understanding of who they are as an individual. This includes their personality, strengths, skills, experiences, and even their gaps or weaknesses, combined with a keen awareness of what their intended career path or industry seeks and expects of candidates when hiring.’”
Great, great advice. What we’d add to that is one tiny thing: don’t wait until April of senior year to begin this self-knowledge process. Start on day 1 of college; adjust as you go, always remembering that this isn’t a chore, it’s a way of later avoiding a job that feels like a chore.