Career Assessment

Are you exploring majors or career directions? Taking an assessment can help to identify patterns of interests, and provide clues as to how your personality and preferences fit in the world of work. We provide students and alumni the opportunity to take the following assessments online.

To take these three assessments, an appointment is necessary with a counselor by calling your local Career Services office.

  • Newly Revised Strong Interest Inventory
    This assessment is used to help you understand your work interests and to show you kinds of work in which you might be comfortable. The Strong is not a test of your abilities; it is an inventory of your interests. Your results will be presented to you later in a Strong Interest Inventory profile or report. The profile or report will provide information to help you understand your results. Expect to spend 35-40 minutes answering questions. If you received a login and password from a counselor and are ready to begin taking the assessment, you may go directly to the CPP Online Assessment Site.

 

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator
    This assessment can help you begin to explore what motivates and energizes you as an individual. Your answers to questions will help show how you like to look at things and how you like to go about deciding things. There are no "right" or "wrong" answers. Knowing your own preferences and learning about other people's can help you understand what your strengths are, what kinds of work you might enjoy, and how people with different preferences can relate to one another and contribute to society. Expect to spend 15-25 minutes answering questions. If you received a login and password from a counselor and are ready to begin taking the assessment, you may go directly to the CPP Online Assessment Site.

 

  • Career Liftoff Interest Inventory
    The Career Liftoff Interest Inventory is built according to John Holland's Theory of Careers, the most widely-used vocational interest and career guidance system. An important tenet of Holland's theory, as it applies to the CLII, is the notion that actual behavior is determined by the interaction of the individual and his or her environment. This is what allows the CLII to be used for purposes of career choice.  If you have obtained your ID and password from a counselor, and are ready to begin Career Liftoff, you may go directly to the Career Liftoff Login Page.

 

Alternative Assessments
The following similar online assessments are free of charge.

  • The HumanMetrics Jung Typology Test (FREE)
    This test is based on Carl Jung and Isabel Myers-Briggs typological approach to personality. Upon completion, you will obtain online:
  • Your type formula according to Carl Jung and Isabel Myers-Briggs typology along with the strengths of the preferences
  • The description of your personality type
  • The list of occupations and educational institutions where you can get relevant degree or training, most suitable for your personality type

 

  • Kiersey Temperament Sorter II 
    The most widely used personality instrument in the world. It is a powerful 70 question personality instrument that helps individuals discover their personality type. The KTS-II is based on Keirsey Temperament Theory™, published in the best selling books, Please Understand Me and Please Understand Me II, by Dr. David Keirsey.

 

  • CareerOneStop.org has these assessment tools and resources
    The Skills Profiler identifies skills and matches them to jobs.
  • O*NET's Ability Profiler matches strengths with occupations.
  • O*NET's Interest Profiler identifies broad interest areas.
  • O*NET's Work Importance Locator identifies job features that are important to you.
  • Employability Checkup provides a snapshot of your employability.