Do you need help with choosing a major, exploring career options, or returning to college to prepare for a different career? The UNCG Career Services Center (CSC) recommends several self-assessment tools to help you clarify your interests, values, skills and personality preferences. These tools are free to UNCG students, and our Career Counselors can help you understand and use the results. UNCG students should call us at 336.334.5454 or stop by our office at #1 Elliott University Center for additional information about the career assessments listed below.
Strong Interest Inventory
The Strong Interest Inventory® is an online assessment that can help
you discover interests, preferences, and personal styles—useful
information as you make decisions about a major or career. Call CSC
(336-334-5454) to set up an appointment to meet with a career
counselor to learn more about this assessment and the career
The Harrington-O'Shea Career Decision-Making System (CDM)
Complete a 45-minute paper and pencil assessment to measure your abilities, interests, work values, academic and career goals. A Career Counselor at the CSC can review your results and help you to develop a career action plan. This assessment is especially helpful to students who might be undecided in their choice of major. (This assessment can also be completed in the “Discover Your Major” workshop
Navigate the Career Development Process in a self-paced, independent way. Access career assessments and research tools that will help you decide on a career. Log in to www.CFNC.org
, where you may choose an English or Spanish version, and the career planning tools are under "Plan" and "For a Career."
For more information about the assessments please call our office and ask to speak with one of our career counselors or contact CFNC directly at 866-866-CFNC (2362).
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
A paper and pencil version of the MBTI is available from a Career Counselor in the CSC. The MBTI can assist students with career decisions by identifying occupations and working environments that may fit their personalities. The MBTI identifies individual preferences and relates these preferences to those of others in various career fields. The instrument is also helpful in identifying possible strengths and areas of needed improvement, which may be helpful as you begin the interview process for graduate school or employment. The instrument takes about thirty minutes to complete. A Career Counselor will discuss the results with you.