Career Exploration: Discover


Discover...Know Yourself

Identify who you are regarding interests, personality, skills, values and other influences through various assessments and inventories. The following tools are some of the many assessment instruments that are available for individuals to use in forming a picture of who they are and provide a guide for further exploration toward making career decisions. To discuss any of these with a counselor, please contact us for an appointment.

We suggest you try some of the free or low-cost options, and bring your results with you to your counseling session for interpretation.

Strong Interest Inventory

This online assessment can be taken in the Counseling Center. Based on the six Holland Codes, the test matches 317 items of your interests to occupations and compares your answers to those in sample populations satisfied with their occupations. A pre-screening appointment with a counselor is needed first; interpretation is given by a counselor in a follow-up appointment $25 fee.

Self-Directed Search (SDS)

Based on the six Holland Codes, the printed report provides a list of the occupations and field of study that most closely match your interests. Takes 20-30 minutes. Online cost is $4.95.