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 structured lifestyle
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: Contact an Academic Counseling Center advisor to see if you qualify for a complementary assessment. Otherwise the cost is $10.00 for students, $15.00 for non-students. This online 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: Contact an Academic Counseling Center advisor to see if you qualify for a complementary assessment. Otherwise the cost is $10.00 for students, $15.00 for non students. This online assessment takes approximately 30 minutes.
- Contact the Academic Counseling Center (LC - 402) 801 863-8425 or the Career Development Center (LC - 409) 801 863-6364 to set up an appointment with a counselor to discuss your interest in taking these assessments.
- You will also be asked to complete a Student Intake (pdf) form prior to meeting with a counselor. Bring the completed form when you meet with a counselor. This form is also available in the Academic Counseling Center and takes about 15 minutes to complete, so plan to arrive early for your session.
- If you are unable to meet face-to-face with a counselor due to being out-of-state or taking an online section of CLSS 2100 (Career and Major Exploration), you will need to take our MBTI /SII CANVAS Verification program. Contact our front office at 801 863-8425 to set this up. Depending on your situation there may be an extra cost.
Additional ( FREE) Online Personality Assessments
These assessments can be helpful for general information, but we recommend individuals make an appointment to visit with an advisor for further career counseling.