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Career Development Center
Career Development Center

Career Assessment Tools

The Career Development Center has several assessments designed to assist you in identifying career options for further research. Exploration into your personality, interests, skills, and work values can suggest potential careers previously not considered.

The following assessments are available from the Career Development Center at a nominal fee*:

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

An assessment designed to identify personality preferences and match them to related career fields. An excellent tool for self-exploration, the MBTI is often given to students wanting exposure to a wide variety of potential careers.

Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS)

Assists you in identifying your interests and skills pertaining to the world of work. The CISS successfully integrates these qualities into a comparison of needed interest and skill levels for specific occupations. Superb instrument for comparing careers to activities you enjoy.

Self-Directed Search (SDS)

Developed by John Holland, the SDS is a self-administered, self-scored and self-interpreted tool. The underlying theory is that people, occupations and work environments can be classified into six categories. People who choose careers that match their own types are most likely to be both satisfied and successful. Your SDS report can help you to understand more about yourself and how your individual skills and interests are related to your career choice.

Strong Interest Inventory (SII)

This assessment identifies your level of interest across six general occupational themes. In addition to providing possible career options, the assessment also identifies possible academic majors for your consideration. This is the only assessment that is currently offered online.

Online Assessments

  • Do What You Are
  • Focus 2

* The MBTI costs $2.50 per instrument. The CISS costs $8.50 per instrument. The SDS costs $3.00 per instrument. The SII costs $8.00 per instrument. Prices above are for currently enrolled students or alumni less than one-year post graduation. See fee section for complete cost details.

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