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
Compass by Woofound
The more you know about yourself, the easier it is to choose a career path that matches who you are as an individual. Woofound's visual personality assessment, Compass, gives you deep insight on your core values and character. It's accurate, fast, fun, and easy to take. And it uses the data it gathers about your personality and preferences to recommend careers just for you. Click here to complete the assessment.
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.
- You will need to speak with a career counselor before taking this measurement in order to receive the site information and password. 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".
- You will need to speak with a career counselor before taking this measurement in order to receive the site information and password. The instrument takes approximately 15-25 minutes to complete.
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