Deciding on your major or choosing a career can be a challenge. Questions like, “What will I most enjoy?” “How can I ensure I will excel?” “What happens if I change my mind?” run through your mind.
The great news is you don’t have to make this decision alone. The Office of Career Development offers “self-assessments” that can help you narrow down majors and careers to those that truly interest you. By taking one or more of these assessments you can learn your skills, interests and strengths and how each of those affects your major or career.
Career Self -Assessments
Interested in learning more about your personality preferences as they relate to interacting with others, processing information, decision-making, and potential career paths? The MBTI assessment, along with a counselor interpretation session, will help you explore how your personality and preferred way of being might fit best in particular occupations and work environments. This assessment is useful for students early in the career development journey seeking to explore potential majors and/or career options.
Access instructions: Access Instructions: You must meet with a career coach to discuss taking the MBTI before receiving access instructions. Go to walk-in hours, Monday through Thursday, 3 – 4:30 p.m., to meet with a coach and discuss taking the assessment.
Wondering what career fields might be the right fit for you? The Strong Interest Inventory identifies your interests and can show how those interests match up with possible career fields as well as activities and majors at Wake Forest. This assessment is useful for students trying to decide what major to declare but is also helpful for students trying figure out what careers to pursue after graduation.
Access Instructions: You must meet with a career coach to discuss taking the Strong Interest Inventory before receiving access instructions. Go to walk-in hours, Monday through Thursday, 3 – 4:30 p.m., to meet with a coach and discuss taking the assessment.
Professional Development Assessments
IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory): Identifies your orientation to cultural difference and your ability to manage culturally-influenced situations. Also, the assessment will help identify the effects of your study and service abroad experience on your global outlook. An understanding of your cultural orientation prepares you for work in an increasingly global and interconnected 21st century.
Access Instructions: To take the IDI, contact Alta Mauro, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, at . Please include your first and last name, class year, and purpose for taking the assessment in your email request. She will contact you with instructions and an access code for completing the IDI assessment. You will need to make an appointment with her to review your results.