Self Assessments

Which careers should you explore in more depth? How do you compare to others in the workplace? Use the resources below to help unlock some answers. Just keep in mind, these tools are for introspection—nothing can define you or tell you what the perfect career path is!

16 Personalities

Using the NERIS Type Explorer, you can get a concrete, accurate description of who you are and why you do things you do, for free. The results will give you insights into your career paths, workplace habits, strengths & weaknesses, romantic relationships, and friendships.

16 Personalities

My Next Move

Your interests can help you find careers you might like to explore. The more a career meets your interests, the more likely it will be satisfying and rewarding to you.

My Next Move - O*Net Interest Profiler

Clifton Strengths

What are your top 5 strengths (that you probably never knew you had)? This tool gives students and alumni the opportunity to develop strengths by building on their greatest talents-- the way in which they most naturally think, feel, and behave as unique individuals. Grounded in Positive Psychology and the Clifton Strengths Top 5, has helped more than 2 million people at 600 schools and universities.

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Entrepreneurial Mindest Profile (EMP)

The Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile (EMP) was created at Eckerd College. This tool is apart of the larger puzzle for students who are deciding on majors, making career choices and preparing for success careers and service to society. It provided a "benchmark" to help students explore their entrepreneurial abilities and continuous improvement.

Career Services covers the cost; reach out to Maddy Gumprecht, Employer Relations & Internships Coordinator, to get started.

Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory & Assessment is one of the world's most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools. It helps match your interests with possible career options. See a sample report. Learn more on how to choose a career based on interests in this video.

Career Services covers the cost; meet with a Career Advisor to get started.

If you are taking the Strong for a class, please follow your professor's instructions.

Sparkpath challenge cards

What is the Challenge mindset?

Economic, technological, and societal changes are making the concept of job titles obsolete. To prepare young people for the new world of work, academic advisors, parents, teachers and guidance counsellors need to move away from considering only the traditional list of jobs and careers, and direct their attention to the challenges, problems and opportunities that exist in the world. Enabling this shift will allow students to approach the new world of work in a more effective way.

The Shift from Job Titles to Challenges

One approach that moves us away from focusing on jobs is the Challenge mindset. This approach helps youth see the bigger picture: the challenges, problems and opportunities that exist in society and the world of work. While jobs and careers are likely to change, the challenges we are trying to solve will remain. In fact, as our perspective on certain issues evolves, new challenges to tackle will emerge. Examples of the most important challenges we will continue to face in the future include: redesigning the healthcare system, collecting and using big data, and managing the planet’s waste. These opportunities have the potential to create meaningful work for youth. When students identify and understand these challenges, they will open up their world and prepare to make a significant contribution to the workplace.

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