FOCUS is a self-paced, career and education planning tool that enables you to self-assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results.
Feel like you need more guidance? The Career Center also offers the Strong Interest Inventory , StrengthsFinder and TypeFocus assessments to students. Come to the Career Center during our drop-in hours to see if additional assessments are right for you.
The Strong Interest Inventory ($30) matches your interests with the interests of people who have been in career fields at least three years and are happy with their work. It takes about 30 minutes to complete this 317-item inventory and results are discussed with a career counselor.
StrengthsFinder ($30) is based on positive psychology: helping individuals identify, develop, and use their strengths on a regular basis is more beneficial than focusing on overcoming weaknesses. The assessment helps you recognize your unique talents and learn how these talents can be used in your everyday life to maximize potential for personal growth and career satisfaction. Takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
TypeFocus assesses your personality type and incorporates it into personalized reports that offer insight into the following topics: career choices; job readiness, interpersonal skills, and learning styles.