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Interest & Personality Assessments

Assessments can help start the conversation about some of the factors that influence, shape, and inform your career thoughts. These assessments are not meant to be an end-all answer in dictating what you should do with your life. Rest assured that your counselor will not view it as such and tell you to go on your own way with the results, nor should you come in with that expectation. Rather, think of it as a tool that will help you and your counselor to have a common language to start the discussion of what is important and desirable to you as you consider your career path. The following are the primary online assessments we use. Each is given at the discretion of the counselor. Come to drop-ins or make a brief appointment to talk with a counselor about which assessment would be best and receive instructions for how to access them online.

Strong Interest Inventory (SII), Profile & College Report
Online Assessment, takes approximately 20-30 minutes
The SII is based on the idea that there are six types of people and six corresponding types of work environments. The more similar you are to the environment in which you work the more satisfied and productive you are likely to be. The assessment also helps you determine how your likes and dislikes match up with those people who enjoy their work in a wide range of occupations.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Career Report
Online Assessment, takes approximately 20-30 minutes
The MBTI is one of the most widely used personality instruments in the world today. The instrument measures four dimensions of personality:  Extraversion (E) vs. Introversion (I); Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (N); Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F); Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P).  You will receive a four-letter code representing your MBTI type out of the possible 16 combinations. Your type suggests what kind of work might be meaningful to you and the style with which you might like to do your job.