Learn More About Yourself
Personality and Career Profiles
Personality profiles can help you discover what jobs and work environments you might be best suited for.
Focus 2 Inventories
FOCUS 2 combines self-assessment, career and major exploration, decision making and action planning in one comprehensive product. FOCUS 2 guides students through a reliable career and education decision making model to help them select their majors at your college, make informed career decisions and take action. Based on John Holland's research, it will tell you your top trait — conventional, realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising. The assessment has lot of career and major related resources.
How it helps: Learn more about yourself, help you choose a major or career path, outline your interests [both work and leisure]
How to take it: FREE, Contact the Career Development office for the access code and registration information.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) identifies preferences related to how you focus your attention, get information, make decisions, and orient yourself toward the world. This can help you understand who you are, why you might be motivated to do a certain type of work, and how you can relate optimally with other personality types.
How it helps: learn more about the way to direct your energy, how you take in information, how you make decision, and how you structure your world. It is helpful in choosing a major or career path, work environment and job structure, career change, interactions with others.
How to take it: FREE or Small fee [depending on the level of assessment selected], Contact the Career Development office for the access code and registration information.
A free interest profiler created by the U.S. Department of Labor. It has 60 questions on the answering scale and will give you similar results to the Focus2.
How it Helps: O*Net can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. It can also help you decide what types of careers to explore
How to take it: FREE at My Next Move
Finding a job that is a good fit for your talents is a key part of the career exploration process. Gallup research has found that employees who have the opportunity to use their strengths are six times as likely to be engaged in their work and more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life than employees who don't get to focus on what they do best.
How it Helps: Through StrengthsQuest, you'll gain insight into your areas of greatest potential: the things that you naturally do best. StrengthsQuest is not a career assessment and it won't tell you what job or career you should do. But it does provide valuable information about who you are and gives you clues to the type of work environment in which you are most likely to thrive.
How to take it: All current undergraduate students take the assessment in their first year at JBU. You can access your profile here. To retake or if you have not taken the assessment, there is a $10 fee. Contact the Career Development office for the access code and registration information.