Career Exploration Assessments

If you are unsure about your major or career, you can take any of the following assessments to help you begin the career exploration process. You will meet individually with a career advisor to discuss the results and learn how to use this information to develop potential majors/career options.

Career Assessment Instruments Offered by the CDO
Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
by E.K. Strong, Jr.
This instrument will help guide you towards a major and career that most closely matches your interests and skills.  The SII categorizes people into six different types.  Each type has corresponding majors, occupations, and work environments.  You will be able to explore the work settings, careers, and majors that best match your own type. 
The instrument takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. 

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) by Isabel Myers and Katharine Briggs
This personality preference test helps you to gain greater understanding of yourself, as well as your motivations, strengths, and areas for growth. You can use this information to help you identify and explore majors, careers, learning styles, and communication styles that fit with your own natural "type". The instrument takes approximately 15-25 minutes to complete. 

Career Values Card Sort by Richard Knowdell
The Values Card Sort is a tool that helps you to clarify and prioritize what you find most important in a career.  Knowing the values that you consider to be most important can help you to select the career paths that best suit your needs and priorities. 

To Complete a Career Assessment Instrument:
Strong Interest Inventory (SII) and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Follow the link above to complete with the Strong Interest Inventory or the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.  You will need to talk with a career advisor to get the Goucher password for this site, as well as the instructions for completing both instruments.

Career Values Card Sort
Please schedule an appointment with a CDO career advisor if you are interested in completing the Values Card Sort.

Other Useful Links:
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Explore majors and careers that match your interests. This site is especially helpful for those students who know their "Holland Code."

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