Career & Internships Self-Assessment
The job search process begins with an identification of your values, interests, skills, and personality type. How can you find a position if you don’t know what you are looking for and why? Self-assessment provides you with the insight and information necessary to help you create a career plan that is customized specifically for you.
The Office of Career & Internship Services offers students several assessments and personalized feedback designed to give students the clarity and focus they need to determine their career goals and objectives.
The MBTI was created by the mother daughter team of Katharine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers co created the Myers Briggs type indicator based on Carl Jung’s theory of Psychological Types. Their test was designed to look at the 4 personality preferences and the 16 possible combinations or “types”. There are specific dynamic relationships between preferences which reveal how we interact with each other, take in information, make decisions, and how we prefer to lead our lives.
The CISS (Campbell Interest and Skills Survey)
The Campbell Interest and Skills Survey was created by Dr. David Campbell Ph.D and has been revised throughout the years reflecting changes in the job market.
“The Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS) measures self-reported vocational interests and skills. Similar to traditional interest inventories, the CISS interest scales reflect an individual’s attraction for specific occupational areas. However, the CISS instrument goes beyond traditional inventories by adding parallel skill scales that provide estimates of an individual’s confidence in his or her ability to perform various occupational activities. Together, the two types of scales provide more comprehensive, richer data than interest scores alone”
FOCUS 2 guides students through a reliable career and education decision making model to help them choose their major and make informed decisions about their career. FOCUS 2 combines 5 self-assessments, career and major exploration, action planning and decision making in one comprehensive product. It is customized with the majors offered at High Point University and correlated career options. A student can explore the information on over 1200 occupations.
The Values Checklist will help you organize and rank your top values. While planning for a career it is important that your personal values can be met in the career you are choosing to pursue.
Stop by the Office of Career & Internships Services to get access to these assessments.