Whether you have many years of experience or are unsure of your career direction, we can partner with you to develop awareness of your skills, values, interests, and personality traits. Understanding more about each of these areas can help you identify your career interests and next steps.

Career assessment tools can help you:

  • better understand yourself
  • learn about career options
  • discover your preferred work environment
  • identify strengths for the workplace

Self-assessment can be conducted informally (through worksheets or guided conversation) or formally through standardized career assessment tools.

We encourage you to schedule a career counseling appointment to discuss which assessments might be right for you. It is important to note that these tools are a starting point to help you think about your career interests; they cannot tell you what career you should pursue.

Informal Self-Exploration

Paper and Pencil Assessments

First, review the Explore section of Design Your Next Steps to help you think about your skills, interests, background, values, and experience. This will help connect your preferences to career options. Complete them on your own or bring your findings to a career counseling appointment for discussion.

Card Sorts

Card sorting activities are interactive tools to help you identify and prioritize your career skills or values. They can be conducted in-person during an appointment with a career counselor or virtually (in some cases).

Skills card sorts may help you:

  • identify the skills you would like to use in your career
  • select a career or expand career options

Career values card sorts may help you:

  • prioritize your values in a career
  • identify a change values

Formal Guided Exploration

We offer online career assessment tools: the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Strong Interest Inventory, and PRINT®. Meet with a career counselor to discuss whether they could be helpful for you at this time.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can help you:

  • identify your personality preferences
  • select a career or expand career options
  • add insight to improve professional relationships
  • enhance your ability to lead and work with others in team-based environments

The Strong Interest Inventory can help you:

  • explore and identify careers related to your interests
  • choose education and training options that match your interests
  • determine your preferred learning environment
  • understand your leadership, risk-taking, and teamwork preferences

PRINT® can help you understand:

  • what really motivates you at a deep level and how this relates to your career
  • what you need from a career to be truly fulfilled and what to avoid so you don’t get “triggered”
  • careers that will satisfy your core needs so you can increase your engagement factor