Assessments can provide a direction for meaningful decisions such as choosing or changing a major, and career path. Assessments explore interests, skills, values, and preferences as they relate to choosing a major or career. Assessments won't tell you what you should "be" or what you should "do." but can identify options that you may not have considered.
The Career Center offers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory (SII), and StrengthsQuest assessments to students for a nominal fee. Assessments arranged through the Career Center must be interpreted by a Career Counselor. Similar free assessments are listed below.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment ($3.00 fee), is the most widely used personality assessment in the world. With a proven record of reliability spanning more than 50 years, it offers a foundation for understanding individual differences and applying that understanding to the ways people think, communicate, and interact. Versatile and dependable, the MBTI tool sets the stage for lifelong learning and development.
The Strong Interest Inventory assessment ($3.00 fee), reflects your interests in relation to occupations. It does not test your skills nor abilities. The SII instrument is a powerful tool that can help you make satisfying decisions about your career and education. Whether you are just starting out in your career, thinking about a change, or considering education options for career preparation, you can benefit from the wealth of information reflected in your Strong results. Understanding your Strong Profile can help you identify a career focus and begin your career planning and exploration process.
The StrengthsQuest assessment ($7.00 fee), gives students and educators the opportunity to develop strengths by building on their greatest talents -- the way in which they most naturally think, feel, and behave as unique individuals. With StrengthsQuest, participants can: discover their greatest natural talents, improve their grades and increase their learning by making the most of their talents, strategically determine a rewarding career path based on who they are as uniquely talented individuals, maximize their potential for strengths by building on their talents rather than focusing on their weaknesses