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Self Awareness


By the end of this section, youth participants will begin to:

  • Recognize the importance of self-knowledge in relation to career navigation.
  • Identify what they need to know about themselves for ideal career navigation.
  • Compare and contrast relevant self-knowledge for career navigation with an emphasis on looking at their past experiences and using assessments critically.
  • Explain how past experiences shape career navigation.

Facilitator Materials

Student Handouts

Additional Resources

Self-Knowledge and Career Choice

In this video, Emilie Wapnick speaks about the value of people who have multiple interests and the attributes they tend to have.  She speaks of how it is okay to have these many interests and how one does not necessarily have to limit oneself to one interest.


This article offers some techniques for self-reflection.

This article discusses self-reflection and provides some tips for steps one can take and questions one can ask for effective self-reflection.


An online journaling resource youth can use that can encourage self-reflection.


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