Identify Strengths & Interests

Gaining self-knowledge is essential for successful career preparation.  Take advantage of the Center's self-assessment tools to explore your personality traits, interests and values and to identify your strengths and skills.

Take any of the FREE assessments below to begin exploring potential majors or careers, consider suitable work environments and identify strengths, interests and values.

Understanding Your Strengths & Well-being
Personal Strengths Inventory
Authentic Happiness

Understanding Your Personality:
16 Personality Types
Jung Typology Test
Big Five

Understanding Your Interests/Career Exploration:
Holland Code Career Test
MyNextMove

Meet With a Career Coach

Schedule an appointment with a Career Coach to help you learn more about yourself and support your personal and career success. The Center for Career Services also provides professional interpretations of two complimentary in-depth assessments, the Strong Interest Inventory® and StrengthsQuest.

Identify Your Strengths

Use StrengthsQuest™ to complete a 30-minute assessment about your strengths. You’ll receive a customized report that lists your top five talent themes, along with action items for leadership, career development and suggestions about how you can use your talents to achieve academic, career and personal success. This assessment will help you:

  • Articulate your natural strengths and talents in an interview and cover letter
  • Consider the career roles and environments that might suit you best
  • Better understand who you are and what you can offer employers

Attend an upcoming “Know Your Talent and Find Success With StrengthsQuest” workshop or meet with a Career Coach to learn more about identifying your strengths through StrengthsQuest.

Discover Your Interest

Use the Strong Interest Inventory program to find out how your interests compare to those of people in various career fields and college majors.  To take the Strong Interest Inventory assessment, schedule an appointment with a Career Coach.

The Strong Interest Inventory® assessment is one of the world’s most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools. It has helped both academic and business organizations develop the brightest talent and has guided thousands of individuals—from high school and college students to mid-career workers seeking a change—in their search for a rich and fulfilling career. This assessment will help you:

  • Choose or confirm a major or minor
  • Chart your career path and begin to explore relevant occupations
  • Consider suitable work environments
  • Seek options for volunteer, campus leadership or leisure activities
  • Better understand who you are and what you can offer employers

Advance Your Self-Knowledge Skills

Review your foundational self-assessment results and reflect on what you've discovered so that you can refine your occupational choices and apply your understanding of your strengths and skills to targeted industries and employers.

Take these actions to further develop your self-knowledge and learn how you can use your insights to refine your career choices.

  • Complete a second StrengthsQuest™ self-assessment activity and attend an upcoming Know Your Talents and Find Success with StrengthsQuest™ workshop for an in-depth discussion about your results.
  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Coach in your field of interest.
  • Attend industry-specific programming to gain insight into various employment fields.