Career Discovery Process
The CCPA is here to support you in the self-assessment process.
If you aren’t sure how to narrow your career interests, are considering making a change (in major or career), don’t know where to begin, or simply feel overwhelmed by the process, schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor.
You have many special talents and skills to offer to the world. As you become more aware and confident of your interests, abilities and values, you will move closer to knowing how to plan your life. This is not a simple task. However, if you are willing to take time to explore your specific interests and develop your skills, you will discover there is a very logical approach to making good career decisions.
Career inventories can supplement your self-assessment process by highlighting your personality style or interests related to particular work environments:
FOCUS 2 & Career Exploration
Of special interest is FOCUS 2, a self-paced, online career assessment and education planning tool that includes information about connections between majors and careers.
Test and Inventories
Contact CCPA office to utilize one of 3 inventories:
An assessment that tracks your top ten five talent themes as a means toward helping you to discover your strengths. For a limited time students can take the assessment at no charge.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Looks at eight personality preferences that all people use at different times. It describes preferences based on research that points to preferred type
Strong Interest Inventory
Measures your interests and compares these with the interests of people happily employed in a wide variety of occupations. Takes approximately 30-35 minutes to complete and 7-10 days to receive the results.