Career Assessments

Strong Interest Inventory | Myers-Briggs Type Indicator | StrengthsQuest | Other Career Assessments

Career assessments can provide you with useful feedback about yourself, language to describe your personality and strengths, and major and career options to consider.

Strong Interest Inventory (SII)

The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) sorts people’s interests and values, employment areas, and occupations into six categories. This assessment gives you a great deal of feedback regarding potential career areas and occupations to consider, based on the theory that a match of interests and job tasks to those already in career fields indicate an occupation that may also fit for you. We offer two different Strong Interest Inventory Reports: College Report & Interpretive Report

Additional information:

  • Formalized assessment to assist you in choosing a major/career
  • Must meet with Career Counselor prior to taking the assessment (make an appointment)
  • Takes approximately 35 minute assessment taken online (at your own convenience)
  • Return to meet with a Career Counselor for interpretation at a later date or schedule a group interpretation for classes, student groups, or staff and faculty groups

Cost:

SII-College Report
Designed to help college students or college-bound individuals by providing additional information pertain ing to major and career exploration.

  • FREE for individual current UNC students who are working with a Career Counselor
  • $25 fee for UNC alumni
  • $15 fee for UNC groups/classes

SII-Interpretive Report
Expanding on the Strong Profile, this report offers a more in-depth interpretation of an individual’s Strong results spanning an additional 10 pages.

  • FREE for individual current UNC students who are working with a Career Counselor
  • $20 fee for UNC alumni
  • Not available for groups/classes

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality assessment that assesses personality type based on four different preference pairs: 1) where you focus your attention and get energy, 2) what information you notice and trust, 3) how you make decisions, and 4) how you orient yourself to the outer world. Your preferences sort you into 1 of 16 personality types. In terms of career counseling, you will also receive a list of potential career paths to pursue that others with similar personality types have been drawn to.

Additional information:

  • Assists you in determining your personality type preferences and how these relate to career choice, career environment, and communication styles
  • Must meet with Career Counselor prior to taking the assessment (make an appointment)
  • Approximately 35 minute assessment taken online (at your own convenience)
  • Return to meet with the counselor for interpretation at a later date or schedule a group interpretation for classes, student groups, or staff and faculty groups

Cost:

MBTI

  • FREE for individual current UNC students who are working with a Career Counselor
  • $22 fee for UNC alumni
  • $22 fee for UNC groups/classes

MBTI-Career Report
Expands upon the MBTI report and shows how your type affects your career exploration and discusses the benefits of choosing a job that is a good fit for your type through exploring work tasts and work environments.

  • FREE for individual current UNC students who are working with a Career Counselor
  • $22 fee for UNC alumni
  • Not available for groups/classes

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StrengthsQuest

StrengthsQuest is an assessment based on the theory that successful people are not successful because they have worked on their weaknesses, yet people find success by identifying their talents and developing them into strengths. This assessment identifies your top five themes of talent/strengths. Speaking with a Career Counselor will help you explore your top five talents/strengths, how you use them on a daily basis, how they are connected, and how to speak to your strengths to increase the chances of a successful interview.

Additional information:

  • Web based assessment that reveals your top five themes of talent
  • $28 fee for the book and an assessment code
  • $16 fee for the assessment code only
  • Must meet with Career Counselor prior to taking the assessment (make an appointment)
  • Approximately 30 minute assessment taken online on the computer
  • Return to meet with the counselor for interpretation at a later date or schedule a group interpretation for classes, student groups, or staff and faculty groups

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Other Career Assessments

Additional career assessments with no cost include:

UNC Major Card Sort: identify and decide which major is right for you. There is no cost for this assessment.

Values Card Sort: identify important values that impact your major and career decision making. There is no cost for this assessment.

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