The Career Center offers two different assessments to help students gain greater self-awareness as it relates to their career planning and decision-making. Below are descriptions of these two assessments. Students must first meet with a career counselor in order to take either or both assessments.
Rooted in the research of John Holland, the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is based on the idea that individuals are more satisfied and productive when they work in jobs or at tasks that they find interesting and when they work with people whose interests are similar to their own. The SII® takes about 25 minutes to complete and contains 317 items that measure your interests in a wide range of occupations, occupational activities, hobbies, leisure activities and types of people. Your interests are compared to 10,000 men or women (depending on your gender) who report being happy and successful in their jobs. Your personalized report identifies your optimum career choices based on your interests and includes additional related occupations with concise job descriptions. The SII® is an excellent tool to begin a discussion about your interests and preferences!
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a psychological test designed to assist a person in identifying their personality preferences. It was developed by Katherine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Myers during World War II, and follows from the theories of Carl Jung as laid out in his work Psychological Types. In essence, the MBTI® instrument is designed to help you understand your unique personality and the way you relate to others around you. Once again, this assessment can be very helpful in becoming more self-aware and more confident in making career choices.