Career and Personal Development
Career assessments are tools that are designed to help individuals understand how a variety of personal attributes (i.e., interests, values, preferences, motivations, aptitudes and skills), impact their potential success and satisfaction with different career options and work environments.
The Career and Personal Development Office offers the following online assessments:
My Next Move
My Next Move is an easy to use online tool developed as part of the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training program.
This tool includes an on-line interest assessment with 60 questions targeted to help individuals learn what they like to do. Based on the individual’s interests and responses, the information gathered will be used to suggest potentially suitable occupations and careers.
To Take the Assessment:
1. Visit www.mynextmove.org
2. Choose: “I’m not really sure”
3. Begin the assessment!
4. After completing the assessment, make an appointment with the Career Development staff to learn more about your results.
Strong Interest Inventory and MBTI
The Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator are well-respected interest and personality inventories. Our career counselors take a very career-centered focus with the results and help students and alumni gain a better understanding of the role their interests and personality preferences play in their careers. Students and alumni need to meet with a career counselor to determine if either assessment is appropriate and to access the instruments. Counseling appointments can be made by calling 610-358-4595.