Students can schedule an appointment to assess their interests, skills, personalities and values to help determine a program of study that fits with their approach to learning and long-term career goals. Assessments available include:
The StrengthsFinder 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. At Meredith, we encourage all students to discover their talents and develop a plan to intentionally build areas of strength. StrengthsFinder language and tools can be used to help you identify strategies to use what you do well each and every day.
Free; 180 items; 30 minutes; Signature Theme Report- 3pages; Access to a StrengthsQuest website with significant resources
Many students will take this assessment through orientation and introduction to StrongPoints. Some students will be offered this assessment through a class. If you would like to take the StrengthsFinder, please speak with a career counselor about your interest and schedule 2 follow-up appointments with a counselor in Career Planning. Within 5 business days, you will be emailed an online access code to take the assessment. The first appointment after you have taken the assessment will focus on helping you to understand the assessment tool and your personal areas of strength. The second appointment will focus on setting specific goals and applying your strengths.
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.