Learn More About Yourself

Personality and Career Profiles

Personality profiles can help you discover what jobs and work environments for which you might be best suited.

 

Strong Interest Inventory ®

 

strengths questThe Strong Interest Inventory® assessment provides robust insight into a person’s interests, so you can help them to consider potential careers, their educational path and the world of work. Built on psychologist John Holland’s theory, it’s backed by more than 80 years of research into how people of similar interests are employed, and what motivates individuals in the workplace. It delivers effective and powerful results that contribute to your students’ success.

How it helps: The Strong assessment supports:

  • Choosing a College major selection—The Strong assessment helps students uncover their career interests and identify which areas of study are appropriate or required for a particular field. Students become more engaged because they are focused on classes relevant to their goals.
  • Career exploration—By identifying personal interests and how these relate to different occupations, the Strong assessment opens up the world of work to first-time career seekers and people considering a career transition.
  • Career development—The Strong assessment heightens people's self-awareness and provides deeper understanding of individual strengths and blind spots, including work style and orientation to risk taking.
  • Employee engagement—The Strong assessment helps employees align their interests with areas of responsibility in their job, or in other jobs within your organization where those interests can be applied. 
  • Reintegration—The Strong assessment helps individuals re-enter the workplace after a period of disconnection or absence.

How to take it: Make an appointment (Handshake account required) with the Career Development office and include that you would like to take the Strong Inventory Assessment. You will need to meet with Career Development more a few times to go over your assessment.

 

MBTI

 

MTBIMyers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) identifies preferences related to how you focus your attention, get information, make decisions, and orient yourselftoward 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: Small fee [depending on the level of assessment selected], Make an appointment (Handshake account required) with the Career Development office for the access code and registration information.

 

O'Net

 

A free interest profiler created by the U.S. Department of Labor that can be found is coming soon. It has 60 questions on the answering scale. This assessment can help you explore possible majors, career fields, and lead you to job postings on our site.

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 . For Spanish Speakers go here.