The process of exploring and identifying one’s potential career directions starts with self-evaluation. Career counselors can help you recognize your interests, skills, values, and help you set your career goals. Knowing yourself is the first step necessary in finding a satisfying career.
Interest and Work Preference Surveys: To help you further identify career areas related to your interest and work styles, the Career Development Center offers standardized interest surveys including the Strong Interest Inventory, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and the Self Directed Search (SDS). These inventories are administered and evaluated by a trained career counselor during your career counseling session. Interest surveys can help you focus more specifically on career fields, occupations, and work environments where you may find job satisfaction. They may confirm those career fields that you have been considering. They will not, however, tell you what you "should" be. Only you can determine that!
Participating in our workshop "Making Major and Career Decisions" may be helpful as you begin to explore and understand your career interests.
FOCUS - This online career assessment enables you to take a self-guided tool for career exploration. FOCUS helps you explore your strengths, interests and skills and is a valuable tool as a first step to major and career decision making.
How Can I Use FOCUS?
FOCUS is brought to you in partnership with the
Academic Advising Center.
(The additional sites below provide a free mini-report and may offer more expanded reports for a fee)
The Occupational Information Network - Learn about occupations, match your skills and more.
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter (based on the MBTI that students can take for free at CDC)- Information on personality gifts and temperament types.
www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp - Jung Typology Test
www.acinet.org/skills/default.aspx?nodeid=20 - Skills Profiler from Career One Stop
www.testingroom.com - 3 assessments – Values, Interest Personality