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Discovering Strengths and Interests

Identifying your skills, interests, and work values will help you to find a more satisfying and rewarding career.

You will also find this information helpful when you are in the process of choosing a major. The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development offers both on-line and paper-based assessment services to assist you in identifying your strengths and interests. It is important to meet with a Career Advisor to select the appropriate assessment tool. A Career Advisor can also help you understand the results of the assessment tool and explore career options.

Career Assessment Tools

  • FOCUS2 - Free online career assessments focusing on academic strengths, work and leisure interests, personality, values, and skills. Use Focus 2 to assess yourself and begin your career exploration process.
  • The Kiersey Temperament Sorter II - Helps you to discover your personality and preferences for work careers.
  • My Next Move O*NET Interests Profiler - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, identify where your career interests lie and points you towards matching career paths.
  • 16Personalities - Combines Myers-Briggs, Jungian, and the Big Five theories to identify your personality type and how you interact with the world around you.
  • Holland Code - Examines your suitability with different careers based on 6 occupational themes.