Career Assessments

Google-searching “career assessments” will net you a wide variety of options; some free, some fee-based. Here at the CCPD we recommend three options available to current students and alumni, free of charge.

Strengths Assessment

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?

“When students not only know their strengths — but more importantly, apply them — the effect on their lives is transformational,”

From CliftonStrengths for Students.

The CliftonStrengths for Students assessment helps people uncover their talents and build upon them.  If you are interested in more information about this assessment, please schedule an appointment with a Career Coach.

Values Self-Assessment

To clarify the values most critical to your personal/professional fulfillment, this Work Values Self-Assessment describes a wide variety of satisfactions that people obtain from work. Look at the values and their definitions and rate the degree of importance that you would give each. If you are interested in talking with a Career Counselor about your results (which you may self-calculate), please schedule an appointment with a career coach.

Interests Assessment

Have you been trying to decide how to incorporate your major or liberal arts interests into a possible post-graduation job? Have you been trying to determine how to include your many different interests into your major or career? The CCPD recommends the O*NET Interest Profiler—a career assessment that helps you find out how your interests relate to the world of work. The O*NET Interest Profiler is free and accessible to the public, and Career Coaches enjoy talking with students about their results.