Personal Values Assessment

What does creating an inventory of your values have to do with career exploration?  Well, many people don’t even realize what their value sets are until they’ve taken the time to conduct some sort of ranking or prioritization.  Having this list of value priorities or essentials can help determine a career path that will be in alignment with what is truly the most important to the individual.

The Barrett Values Centre offers an online Personal Values Assessment in which an individual is given a list of 66 different values to review and then select those that reflect who the person is.  This assessment cost $19.99 and takes only a few minutes to complete, and the results report can be helpful in a number of ways:

  1. Values are organized into categories or themes
  2.  Values are broken down into what your values say about you and the type of person you are
  3. Self-development exercises to challenge you to prioritize your top 3 values and dig into a deeper definition and the ultimate importance of each
  4. Self-development exercises to assist with strengthening and developing values that you would like to demonstrate more fully in your life

Take some time to explore your values a bit further, and if you would like a Coach or Mentor to bounce some ideas off of in terms of how these values might affect your career choices, stop by the NDSU Career and Advising Center during drop-in hours from 9 am to 4 pm in Ceres Hall 306.  Appointments can be scheduled in Bison Advise, by phone at 701-231-7111 or by email at