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.

Additional information:

  • Formalized assessment to assist students/alumni in choosing a major/career
  • $20 fee for UNC students and alumni
  • $15 fee for UNC groups/classes
  • Must meet with Career Counselor prior to taking the assessment (make an appointment)
  • Approximately 35 minute assessment taken online on a computer
  • 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

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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 students in determining their personality type preferences and how these relate to career choice, career environment, and communication styles
  • $20 fee for students and alumni
  • $15 fee for UNC groups/classes
  • Must meet with Career Counselor prior to taking the assessment (make an appointment)
  • Approximately 35 minute assessment taken online on a 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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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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