Keys to Discovering the Real You !
The most commonly used assessments to help in career counseling are:
The Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
This is a very popular interest assessment identifying where an individual's interests
lie in six general occupational theme areas:
- Realistic = "doer" and you like to work with things, and create tangible products
- Investigative = "thinker" and you like to work with ideas and research
- Artistic = the "creators" and you like self-expression, and unstructured lifestyle,
and working with ideas, people and things
- Social = "helpers" and you love to serve others
- Enterprising = "persuaders" and you like to sell and inspire others
- Conventional = the "organizers" who love process and efficiency, and prefer a more
This inventory compares a person's interests to individuals who are employed in different
occupations (on a scale of dissimilar to similar). Personal Style Scales are discussed
in relation to work style, leadership style, risk taking, learning environment preference
and team orientation.
Cost: $10. You will need to contact an ACC counselor or Career Development Center
counselor to see if you qualify for a complementary assessment. Non-students $15.00.
This inventory takes approximately 30 minutes.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
This is another very popular and reliable assessment identifying personality type
and how it relates to careers. You will explore your preferred work tasks and working
environments. It will also give you a description of your strengths and challenges
in relation to occupations and interpersonal relationships. Best of all, it will list
the top 24 most popular occupations for your specific personality type.
Cost: $10. You will need to see an ACC or Career Development Center counselor to
see if you qualify for a complementary assessment. Non-students $15.00. This assessment
takes approximately 30 minutes.
Directions for Taking the SII & MBTI Career Assessments
- To take either of these assessments you'll need to make an appointment with the Academic
Counseling Center (ACC) LC - 402 at 801 863-8425. Students see advisors based on their
last name in the Academic Counseling Center. You can also contact the Career Development
Center (CDC) LC - 409 at 801 863-6364 to set up an appointment. Be prepared to pay
for your assessments by cash or personal check if necessary. Plan on spending at least
one and one-half hour for your counseling session.