The Career Services Center offers a wide variety of career assessment tools and opportunities to help you determine what types of careers best suit your goals and personality. These tests are free for currently enrolled students and alumni. Meeting with a career counselor will help to determine which assessment tools are most appropriate for you.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is the most widely used personality assessment in the world. Based on Carl Jung's theory of psychological types, the MBTI® is a self-report, computer-based questionnaire that measures an individual's interests and preferences. Four basic scales, each with opposite poles, are examined: introversion/extroversion, sensate/intuitive, thinking/feeling, and judging/perceiving. The various combinations of these preferences yield 16 different personality types. Types are typically denoted by four letters to represent the individual's preference on each of the four scales. For example, INTJ would represent an individual whose scores reflect a preference for introversion, intuition, thinking, and judging. Each of the 16 different types is characterized by its own unique set of interests, values, and talents. Students will receive a personalized, written report detailing their test results and providing further analysis. Together, the student and an SCC career counselor will use this information to explore vocational interests and career options that may compliment the student's MBTI® type.
The most widely used career planning instrument in the world, the Strong Interest Inventory® is an in-depth assessment of an individual's interests among a broad range of occupations, work, leisure activities, and educational subjects. This instrument is based on the idea that individuals are more satisfied and productive when they work in jobs or at tasks that they find interesting and when they work with people whose interests are similar to their own. As a self-report, computer-based questionnaire, the Strong® is a powerful tool for anyone choosing a college major, beginning a career, or considering a career change. Students will receive a personalized, written report that provides analysis of the results and identifies optimum career choices based on assessed interests. Together, the student and an SCC career counselor will use this information to further explore vocational interests and career options.
The Self-Directed Search is an Interest Inventory developed by John Holland, Ph. D. His theory focuses on the compatibility of an individual's personality type and their work environment. The higher the compatibility, the higher the chances are for career satisfaction. A student completes a series of questions based on their likes and dislike for activities and occupational titles, and their own self-estimates on certain activities. Your answers prompt a three-letter code called your Holland Code. SCC counselors will use this code to list and explore careers that are compatible with your interests. For more information on John Holland's theory, visit: http://career.missouri.edu/students/explore/thecareerinterestsgame.php.
Missouri Occupational Card Sort is a deck of 90 cards, each listing an occupational title on one side with descriptive information about the title on the reverse side. It was developed as a means of assisting persons who are unclear about their present or future vocational choice.
Focus 2 is an online career and education planning system. It combines self-assessment, major and career exploration, and decision making into one comprehensive program. To create your Focus 2 account, click here: Focus 2. Use this access code: Cougars.
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