Alumnae can schedule an appointment to assess their interests, skills, personalities and values to help determine a career path that fits with their long-term goals. Assessments available include:
CliftonStrengths is designed to uncover your natural talents and discover what makes you stand out. Based on positive psychology, the assessment will help you identify your top areas of talent from a group of 34 strengths themes. This assessment will help you to discover your talents, explore areas of strength and together with a counselor you can identify complimentary work environments, roles and develop your leadership skills. CliftonStrengths language and tools can be used to help you identify strategies to use what you do well each and every day.
Purchase the book with access code on your own, approximately $15; 180 items; 30 minutes; Signature Theme Report- 3pages
CliftonStrengths 2.0 can be purchased through retailers such as Amazon, Barnes&Noble and more. Be sure to purchase a new book with an access code to take the online assessment. You will receive your results and report immediately after completing the assessment. Bring your Signature Theme Report with you to meet with a career counselor.
Strong Interest Inventory®
The Strong Interest Inventory measures your level of interests in occupational areas, activities, school subjects and work environment. The assessment is based on the idea that there are six types of people and six corresponding types of environments. The more similar you are to the environment in which you work, the more likely you are to be satisfied and productive. Your answers are compared to the answers of thousands of satisfied individuals in 120 occupations.
$15; 291 items; 30 minutes; 14 page report
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator identifies an individual’s basic type preferences. Your type suggests what kind of work may be satisfying and the style in which you may want to do your job.
$15; 93 items; 25 minutes; 2 page report
Work/Life Values Checklist
The Work/Life Values Checklist helps you to gain a sense of the values that are critical to your career development so you can make satisfying choices.
$10; 38 items; 15 minutes
Career Liftoff Interest Inventory
The Career Liftoff Interest Inventory assesses interests and compares them to the interest profiles of various career fields. Results are provided on the six occupational themes based on John Holland’s Theory of Career Development.
Free; 240 items; 30 minutes; 6 page report
Make an appointment with a counselor in the Office of Career Planning to discuss your needs and receive access information for the assessments. A follow-up meeting will be scheduled to review results of assessments taken.
Any applicable fees may be paid by cash or check to Meredith College.