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 three “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 Development Assessments
Strong Interest Inventory: Identifies your interests and highlights how those interests fit into different career paths. Once you have completed the assessment, you must come in for an appointment with a career counselor to review your results. This assessment is recommended for sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are facing a difficult decision (declaring a major, choosing a career path) and need additional career guidance.
Access Instructions: You must schedule an appointment with a career counselor to discuss taking the Strong Interest Inventory before receiving access information to take the assessment. Schedule a follow-up appointment with the career counselor to review your results.
Professional Development Assessments
StrengthsQuest: Identifies your strengths in order to best utilize your talents as well as begin exploring careers based on your skill set. An understanding of your strengths will be useful as you build a resume, explore career possibilities, take on leadership roles, apply for jobs/internships and graduate programs, and interview. This assessment is recommended for use in group settings (programs/presentations), particularly with regards to leadership and professional development. Any student may also complete the assessment individually.
Access Instructions: You can stop by or call our office in Reynolda Hall 230 to receive instructions and an access code for taking the StrengthsQuest assessment. Your results will be immediately accessible.