My Iona

Discovering Strengths & Interests


Being aware of your skills, interests and work values can inform your decision making and help you identify a satisfying and rewarding career path. How well do you know yourself? And how do you use that information to achieve your professional and personal goals? Make an appointment with a Career Coach through Handshake to discuss your strengths and interests!

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Focus 2

FOCUS 2 is a free online career assessment focusing on academic strengths, work and leisure interests, personality, values, and skills. Use FOCUS 2 to assess yourself and begin your career exploration process. Use your Iona University email and access code "gaels" to create an account. 


Additional Self-Assessment Resources

  • The Kiersey Temperament Sorter II: Helps you to discover your personality and preferences for work and careers.
  • My Next Move O*NET Interests Profile: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, identify where your career interests lie and points you toward matching career paths.
  • 16 Personalities: 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.

Career Coaches

Make an appointment with a Career Coach through Handshake to further discuss self-assessment and how it can assist with your career planning!

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Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development

Spellman Hall, Second Floor
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (914) 633-2462

Matt Cardin, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Career Initiatives
Jennifer Friary, Director of Career Development
Darelle Thomas, Associate Director of Employer Relations
Victoria Van Demark, Career Development and Employer Specialist
Chris Olmo, Systems and Operations Administrator