Take an Assessment

Exploring your goals, interests, values, skills and abilities are all part of the first step in the career planning process. Career Development at Gustavus offers tools to help you with assessment, as well as individual appointments with a career counselor to get you started.

 Online Assessment Tools

Career Development offers the tools listed below for assessment. We recommend FOCUS 2 as a self-guided starting point and then taking a more comprehensive assessment such as the Strong Interest Inventory that requires an appointment with a career counselor for interpretation. Both assessments are taken online. Login information for FOCUS 2 can be found below and login instructions for the Strong Interest Inventory are available in Career Development. We ask that you have the Strong Interest Inventory online assessment at least completed 2 days prior to your appointment with a career counselor.

FOCUS 2 -- A self-paced career guidance tool designed to help you select the right major, clarify your career goals, and provide you with valuable occupation information. It includes self-assessment quizzes, online research links, career planning, and options to compare multiple careers.

First Time User Instructions

Returning User Instructions

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Strong Interest Inventory (SII) -- The Strong Interest Inventory compares your interests with those of people working in a broad range of occupations. It does not measure abilities or aptitudes. This information is a starting point in the process of making decisions about your major and career.

Strong Interest Inventory

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) -- The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a tool to help you understand yourself, your own personal preferences and how you interact with others. MBTI results can be used to explore career choice, learning styles, problem solving, leadership, team building and networking.


Receiving Your Results

The results of your assessment are extensive and require a counselor to interpret. Once you have completed the inventory online, please stop by Career Development or call x7575 to make a one hour appointment with a career counselor.

Updated 7/30/2019 JV