Career Assessment

Assessments can help you clarify your interests, strengths, gifts, values, personality type, and preferences. This is an essential part of discerning your calling, choosing a major, and exploring career direction.

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JOIN NOW and get started: 

  • Complete 4 assessments (Values, Interests, Personality, & Workplace Preferences) in 15 to 25 minutes.
  • Use the Explore Career Matches feature to see what education and career paths are a great fit just for you, and use the Job Board to find real jobs that fit these paths.
  • Click on Set Up Appointment to schedule a time to talk with a counselor.

Assessment Tools

O*NET Career Exploration Tools

O*NET is the nation's primary source of occupational information. The O*NET database contains hundreds of occupation-specific descriptors, and is continually updated with feedback from a broad range of workers in each occupation.

O*NET Ability Profiler: Individuals can use the O*NET Ability Profiler to identify strengths as well as areas for additional training and education, and to identify occupations that fit their abilities.

O*NET Interest Profiler: A self-assessment career exploration tool that can help students discover work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting. They can use their interest results to explore the world of work. 

O*NET Work Importance Locator / Profiler: This self-assessment allows users to identify what is important to them in a job and identify occupations that may be satisfying based on the similarity between their work values (such as achievement, autonomy, and conditions of work) and the characteristics of the occupations.

Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) measures your level of interest in school subjects, occupational areas, work and leisure activities, and various learning and work environments.*

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is designed to help you identify your strengths and unique gifts, discover areas for potential growth, and develop an understanding of and appreciation for people different from you.*

*The Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessments cost $20 each. Before paying the fee, you will need to meet with a career counselor to discuss which assessment is right for you. Upon payment, you will be emailed a link to the online assessment(s). To receive your results, schedule an assessment-interpretation appointment with a career counselor. Be sure to mention which assessment(s) you completed so that your report will be ready when you arrive.

Meet with a career counselor

Career Counseling

Our professional career counselors can help you explore your calling, refine your résumé and interviewing skills, find a job or internship, and more.

Transferrable skills

Do You Have Valuable Skills You Aren’t Even Aware Of?

Transferable skills are skills you’ve developed in one setting that will be useful wherever you go, whatever you do in life. Here are some examples:

  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Creativity
  • Efficiency
  • Punctuality
  • Trustworthiness

Discovering those skills and learning to articulate the value you bring to an employer will go a long way!