Career exploration begins with career information. Choosing a major, pursuing an internship, attending events, and joining student organizations are all pieces of the puzzle.
Before jumping into any one decision, be sure that you know your options and a plan of action for your undergraduate years. Download the 4-Year Career Development Plan and schedule a brainstorming session with your advisor or a meeting with one of our Career Services Team Members.
The Strong Interest Inventory is a personal interest assessment used frequently in academia and professional development settings to help individuals see common themes that might lead to success in a given career.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a personality assessment. It is used to identify behavior traits that mesh into a particular personality type.
The Myers-Briggs website explains that:
“The MBTI instrument sorts for preferences and does not measure trait, ability, or character. The MBTI tool is different from many other psychological instruments and also different from other personality tests.
The best reason to choose the MBTI instrument to discover your personality type is that hundreds of studies over the past 40 years have proven the instrument to be both valid and reliable. In other words, it measures what it says it does (validity) and produces the same results when given more than once (reliability). When you want an accurate profile of your personality type, ask if the instrument you plan to use has been validated.”
These assessments help students and professionals alike learn more about themselves and about the potential fit they may have in a given career.