Career Services has several ways to assist you in discovering your strengths, skills, and abilities and determining which majors and occupations correspond with those.
Do What You Are®
Do What You Are® is a Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment that presents you with a list of possible occupations which you rate according to your own interests. During a follow-up appointment with Career Services, you will receive detailed information personalized for your career fields of interest. The assessment is taken online. Contact Career Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive authorization for the web site.
StrengthsQuest is a questionnaire designed to help students discover their top talents which can be used to succeed in academics, relationships, and careers.
There is a $12.50 fee for this assessment, which can be paid online via credit card. Follow-up appointments are strongly encouraged to help you understand and apply the results.
Career Exploration class (DCS 210)
Career Services offers a one-credit-hour course designed to give students a structured approach to the career planning process. The course topics and activities include: self assessment, career exploration, decision making, and interviews with seniors and persons working in the field.
The course is offered during the spring semester and is primarily designed for first- and second-year students who are undecided about their major and/or future career choices.
Individual career counseling is available to all students. Contact Career Services (email@example.com) to schedule an appointment for help with:
- Assessing your values, interests, skills, needs, and goals
- Clarifying and exploring your career and education options
- Strategies to prepare for an internship or job search
Web resources for self-assessment
Take the Career Values Assessment for free. Other assessments are available for a fee.
Interactive occupational information. Try the skills search for a list of occupations which match your skills.
A web site created by the state of New York. Click on the “assess yourself” button to find careers related to your interests (based on the Holland theory).
Princeton Review Career Quiz
Take a short personality/interest quiz and receive information about your personal work interest and style, including responsibilities you would enjoy and excel at. (Requires free registration)
Includes links to over 15 web sites offering a personality/interest test. Please note: some sites require a fee.