Occupational wellness refers to the level of happiness and fulfillment you gain through your work. Although high salaries and prestigious titles are gratifying, they alone do not bring about occupational wellness. An occupationally well person likes his or her work, feels a connection with others in the workplace, and takes advantage of opportunities to learn and be challenged. Another important aspect of occupational wellness is recognition from managers and colleagues. An ideal job draws on your interests and passions, as well as your vocational skills, and allows you to feel that you are making a contribution.
Qualities and behaviors associated with occupational wellness:
- Enjoying what you do
- Feeling valued by your manager
- Building satisfying relationships with coworkers
- Taking advantage of opportunities to learn and be challenged
- At the Career and Professionalism Center you can explore how your interests and talents align with majors and careers, engage in career development training, and secure an internship — even a job — through our student-alumni-employer network. The Center also offers assistance with writing cover letters, résumés, thank-you notes, and other important skills.