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Fernando, Gihan S
Executive Director-Career Center

Career Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8033-8011
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Teamwork in the modern workplace

Most projects/tasks in the workplace are carried out by teams. What do you need to do to make sure you're a productive and successful team member at your future workplace? How would you market your team readiness to your future employer?

AU students have no shortage of excellent teamwork opportunities as an integral part of their AU experience through academic studies, internships and extracurricular activities.

Keep reading on the My Career Advisor blog to learn more.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Created by Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Briggs, and based on the theory of psychological types by C. G. Jung, The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) sorts people into one of 16 personality types, with each based on where you focus your attention (extroversion or introversion), the way you take in information (sensing or intuition), how you make decisions (thinking or feeling), and how you deal with the world (judging or perceiving).

MBTI can help you better understand yourself and how you interact with others, especially within a team. You can take a MBTI assessment through AU Career Center. Once you know your MBTI personality type, watch a three-minute video to better understand how your type preferences may affect your participation in teams and how to develop your strengths and overcome your weaknesses as a team player. These videos, created by CPP, Inc., the publisher of the Myers-Briggs® assessment, feature Patrick Kerwin, MBTI® Master Practitioner.