Self-Assessment Tools

Self Assessment Tools

Personality Type Assessments

Personality Type refers to a system for understanding human behavior. Essentialy it describes the different ways people take in information, make decisions, and react to the world around them. Knowing these things can be help you determine which major, occupations, and work situations could be a better fit for you.

Things to Consider:

  1. Personality types are not labels. They are PREFERENCES. Don't let them limit you.
  2. Don't take suggested occupations at face value. Look for trends, patterns, similarities. Then ask, what other types of occupations are involved with those same types of activities?

You need to understand who you are and what your strengths and weaknesses are before you can make effective career decisions.
Take our easy-to-use, online assessments. Both the MBTI and the SDS are available at the campus testing center.

Assessment Tools


Focus 2
FOCUS-2 is an online, interactive career & education planning system that combines self assessment, career exploration and decision making into one comprehensive program. FOCUS-2 will help you map out a career path and select the right major to support your career goals.
Register using the student self-registration access code: seasider


The MBTI makes psychological (personality) types understandable and useful. It helps you determine how to best interact with others; the kind of information you naturally notice and remember; whether you make decisions impersonally based on logic and fact or by using personal values and feelings; and your preference for spontaneity or structure in life. Contact the Career Center to schedule the MBTI.
Contact Career services for login information.

Strong Interest Inventory

Strong Interest Inventory

Your Strong Interest Inventory (College Edition) report helps you explore the path that is right for you by identifying specific college courses, jobs or internships, and extracurricular activities that will allow you to express your unique interests and personal style.

Step-by-step advice on how to evaluate academic majors that fit your interests-and, for advanced students, tips on how to assess a potential first job or graduate program-provides extra help for college students beginning to prepare for success in the world of work. Note that this assessment measures interests, not skills or abilities.
Contact Career services for login information.

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