Career & Internship Services
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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.

Career & Internship Services offers the following self-assessments:

Focus 2 Career Planning System

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.

Consider accessing the Focus 2 if:

  • You are a freshman or sophomore and are exploring possible majors at HPU
  • You have chosen your major and would like to research possible related career fields
  • You like the idea of a one-stop online career resource that allows you to access personalized career information at any time

To access the Focus 2:

  • Skip the login box and click the “Get Started” link for new users
  • Enter the access code Panther
  • Complete your profile and create a password
  • For “Your Status,” select the current year, not your graduation year
  • Click “Continue” to begin your self-assessments
  • You must schedule an appointment with a career advisor to interpret your results

Campbell Interest and Skill Survey

The Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS) is an online self-assessment designed to measure both your interest and your perceived skill level within seven work themes. After completing the assessment, you will receive a summary report that compares your results to those of people who are successfully employed in fields that interest you.  Nearly 60 occupations are covered in your personalized report, which summarizes the fields that are a good fit for you based on your preferences within these work themes:

  • Influencing – leadership, politics, public speaking, sales, marketing
  • Organizing – organizing projects, managing others, monitoring financial performance
  • Helping – helping others through teaching, healing, counseling
  • Creating – artistic, literary, musical productions; designing products
  • Analyzing – analyzing data, using mathematics,carrying out scientific experiments
  • Producing – using “hands-on” skills; production, construction, mechanical
  • Adventuring – competing, risk-taking, athletics, police, military

To take the Campbell Interest & Skill Survey: Your career advisor can determine if the CISS is an appropriate assessment for you. If so, you will be assigned a user name and password and provided a link to the assessment. Please contact to schedule an appointment.

Check the tabs above for more self-assessments.


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