Career assessments are used in the career exploration process to help individuals understand how different attributes, such as personality, strengths, interests, values and skills, contribute to job satisfaction.
The Career and Professional Development Office offers many assessment options. In your initial appointment with your Career Counsellor, you will spend time exploring your goals in order to determine which assessments and resources would best help you reach your goals.
VIPS Career Assessment
The VIPS Career Assessment explores four areas relevant to career development: values, skills, career interests, and personality.
TypeFocus offers online career assessments designed to help students explore their natural strengths and preferences.
Based on the Holland Codes of work personality environments, Calling Cards help users identify their gifts, passions and values within the context of career exploration.
StrengthsFinder for Students
This tool helps you identify your own natural talents – the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that come naturally to you. Knowing your talents, you can build them into strengths to achieve academic, career, and personal success.
Career Cruising is an excellent resource for students who wish to explore career options with a major in mind, or closely examine possible majors for a particular career. This tool also offers links to other resources that help in the career decision-making process. Contact the CPDO for the username and password, and start Career Cruising!