IDENTIFY STRENGTHS

Trying to figure out a major that fits you? Looking for a good career choice? Taking assessments can help you:

  1. Recognize your interests, values, personality, and abilities as well as...
  2. Suggest careers or majors that will utilize your strengths

Assessments cannot tell you the best major or career fit for you. Only you can make the best decision!

Three options for taking assessments to identify your strengths

Take In-Depth Assessments

Available through appointment with a career consultant

Strong Interest Inventory - Receive 14-23 page report and consultant interpretation to give insight into your interests and help you in deciding on an appropriate career choice.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - Receive 11 page report and consultant interpretation of your personality preferences and discover career most often chosen by those with similar personalities

Focus 2 Computer Assisted Career Guidance System (free) - Combines 5 self-assessments, career and major exploration, action planning and decision making in one comprehensive product. Receive consultant interpretation of assessments and referrals to appropriate people and resources.

Work Independently

Want to work independently on identifying your strengths and making a career plan?

Roadtrip Nation - Explore different fields with 1) an archive of interviews from industry experts; 2) personalized career exploration tools; and 3)career stories ranging from scientists to professional athletes. Use your Purdue email to create an account, and refer to Purdue school code - PDUECCO.

Career Beam - Create an account and revisit your profile whenever you wish! Comprehensive online self-assessment system which includes 1) interest, personality, and values inventories and self-reflective exercises for defining your personal traits; 2) Career exploration Resources; and 3) Job Search Tools.

Take a Quick Quiz

Take a short interest assessment.

Holland's Theory of Career Choice

O'Net Interest Profiler - 10 Minute Inventory which categorizes your interests into 6 basic areas and gives you suggested careers to explore