Every student considers the question of career development. I helped our Center for Career and Corporate Services by co-developing a better measurement to help their students evaluate their value-based work preferences.

This project contributed in a meaningful way to the data collection of my dissertation project. I conceptualised and co-developed the study in 2012, piloted end of 2012 at University of St. Gallen, replication studies in 2013 at Universities of St. Gallen and Zürich, as well as WHU Vallendar.

Briefly after my initiation of the project, it was developed further in partnership with my colleague Dr. Verena Batt at University of Basel and the Career Services Center at University of St. Gallen. Additionally to the benefit to my dissertation, all participating students were invited to join a results workshop in which they received their individual results of the study in a coaching workshop on value-based career planning.

The measurement tool developed has been integrated in the day-to-day coaching and consulting process of the Career Services Center. Overall, this study reached over 2’000 students and 1000 additional students were trained and consulted by the Career Services at University of St. Gallen.