The Career Development Center offers two online assessments that assist students in making decisions regarding career choices. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory can assist in clarifying appropriate career paths. These assessment tools can be interpreted during individual appointments or faculty and student groups can request to have whole classes or organizations take the assessments.
Students often wonder how taking a career assessment can help. When individuals want assistance in choosing a major or career, the Strong Interest Inventory provides a summary of basic interest scales, descriptions of personal work style and a list of specific occupations that might interest the student. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) provides a summary of results, including the effects of preference on career choice with the 50 most popular and 25 least popular occupations for the reported type.
The Strong Interest Inventory is designed to help students learn about their interests and how they compare to people who enjoy working in a variety of occupations. Discovering one’s interests and how they match with others who are already in specific career fields may assist in defining a successful career path, selecting classes or campus activities, or choosing a major.
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator can assist in determining a student’s strengths and preferences for work environment. It is important to understand where one’s preferences lie in order to search for an occupation that best fits a certain personality type. Career Counselors are available to interpret the results of this assessment. Additionally, student groups and organizations find the MBTI to be a useful tool in assisting the group to work together as a team and appreciate the differences in each member.