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Explore Your Interests

Unsure if you’re on the right career path? Trying to choose a major?

Online Career Interest Assessment

The Strong Interest Inventory® an online career assessment, can help you discover potential careers based on your unique interests. You must meet with your Career Counselor prior to taking the assessment to discuss their appropriateness and potential value to your situation.

Students may  take one or both online assessments, each of which takes about 30 minutes to complete .  A combination of the two often provides a multi-dimensional picture of potential career interests.

The Assessment

The Strong Interest Inventory, which takes about 30 minutes to complete, compares your interests with those of people who are satisfied in their occupations. The underlying premise of the Strong is that if you share many common interests with persons in a certain occupation, then you too are more likely to enjoy that type of work.

Interpretation and planning

Your certified career counselor interprets each of the assessment and then meets with you one-on-one to review and discuss the results. You can then explore the occupational suggestions provided by the assessment and plan further steps.

Additonal Career Exploration Resources in Handshake

Career Finder
The Career Finder is a resource that offers a brief assessment similar to the Strong Interest Inventory but in less depth. Like the Strong, it can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. The Career Finder helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.

Career Explorer
You can use the Career Explorer tool to learn more about many occupations that may interest you. The source of Career Explorer information is the U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net Online.