Discovering Career Interests

Discovering Career Interests

MyersBriggs-150px.jpg"What do I want to be or do?”

It's a big decision. Many students visit the career office to get assistance in determining a major/professional program or deciding on a career path.

Assessments Can Help

Schedule an appointment with a career counselor to begin a conversation and/or complete assessments that are aimed at helping you clarify your values, goals, skills, interests, personality preferences and personal or financial obligations. The Career Development Office offers the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator free of charge to current students to assist in making career-related decisions. Call 651.690.8890 for an appointment.

Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
The SII provides information about your interests which may help you to select coursework, a major or career path, or leisure activities that are personally rewarding.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
The MBTI is an assessment that may help you better understand your personality type and guide you towards careers that match with your personal strengths and attributes.

You may also try one of the related links below for quick online assessments and then follow up with a Career Counselor to discuss your results.

  • CareerOneStop: US Department of Labor, select from the skills & values assessments available
  • iSeek Skills Assessment: Minnesota career, education and job resource and assessment
  • o*net OnLine: American Job Center, skill search and assessment

Next Steps

Once you are clearer about your personal interests and attributes, go to: