Career Assessments

No specific assessment can tell you what career to pursue. Our staff is trained to interpret these with you so that we can assist you in determining further information you may need to narrow down choices – such as detailed descriptions of occupations, industry research, and by identifying alumni and other helpful professionals who can help you to explore a “day in the life.”  All of these can often bring greater clarity to understanding which future career pathways you might like to pursue.

Assess Your...Interests

The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is a psychological test used in career assessment or educational guidance to show how certain interests compare with the interests of people successfully employed in specific occupations. Students must meet with a counselor before beginning the Strong Interest Inventory assessment. Directions for taking the assessment will be distributed to the student after the initial meeting with your designated counselor.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s CareerOneStop offers a variety of self-assessments online at no charge, including:

  • O*NET's Interest Profiler - identifies broad interest areas

Assess Your...Personality

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality questionnaire designed to identify certain psychological differences according to typological theories. Students must meet with a counselor before beginning the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment. Directions for taking the assessment will be distributed to the student after the initial meeting with your designated counselor. There is no charge for current students, however, students that miss their appointment to review the results will be billed a scoring assessment charge of $40.   

Assess Your...Skills

Motivated Skills Sort Exercise offers a quick and easy way to identify the motivated skills that are central to personal and career satisfaction and success. Based on experience, feedback and instinct, the student uses the cards to assess his or her proficiency and motivation in 48 transferable skills areas.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s CareerOneStop offers a variety of self-assessments online at no charge, including:

  • The Skills Profiler - identifies skills and matches them to jobs
  • O*NET's Ability Profiler - matches strengths with occupations

Assess Your...Values

Career Values Sort Exercise is a simple tool that allows students to prioritize their values. Fifty-four variables of work satisfaction are listed and described. This as an effective tool for job seekers, those fine-tuning their present jobs and career changers at all ages and stages.