Exploring potential career paths begins with identifying your interests, skills, values, and personality. Completing a career self-assessment and meeting with a career advisor to interpret your results can help build a solid foundation on which to develop an action plan. You will be able to use your results to feel confident about the major you have chosen, explore related career fields, uncover new areas of interest, and seek out relevant opportunities for internships and campus involvement.
To take an assessment: With the exception of the Focus 2 (specific instructions listed), your career advisor will work with you to determine if a self-assessment is appropriate. If so, you will be provided with login information. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
FOCUS 2 is an interactive online resource that combines self-assessment, academic major and career exploration, action planning, and decision-making into one comprehensive system. After assessing your personal attributes, Focus 2 searches extensive databases to identify potential career fields that would be a good fit for you. Our Focus 2 system is customized with the majors offered at High Point University and corresponding career options. You can access information on over 1,200 specific job titles using the Focus 2 system.
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The Strong Interest Inventory is an online self-assessment that connects your interests with majors at High Point University as well as potential career fields. After completing the assessment, you will receive a summary report that compares your interests with the interests of people in specific career fields. The assessment lists your preferences among six occupational themes:
Chances are, you don’t. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths! Based on a 40-year study of human strengths, Gallup created a language of the 34 most common talents and developed the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment to help people discover and describe these talents. Identifying and developing your unique strengths will give your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile a stronger “voice.” You will be better prepared to talk about yourself in interviews and at networking events such as career fairs.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an assessment that identifies how you prefer to interact with others, take in information, make decisions, and lead your life. The MBTI looks at four categories of personality preferences and 16 possible combinations or “types.” Having insight into your MBTI type will make it easier to choose an academic major, explore internships, and search for your first job.
“Business” can be much broader and harder to define than many other career fields. The CareerLeader assessment is designed specifically for undergraduate business majors to explore your interests, motivators (financial gain, security, etc.), and skills (communication, leadership, quantitative analysis, etc.).Your unique profile of all three factors is then “matched” to specific business-related careers using a database of profiles from hundreds of thousands of business professionals. Your interactive CareerLeader report also links you to resources that will help you to explore in detail the specific business-related positions that are a good match for you.