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Self/Career Assessments

Strengths Quest/Clifton Strengths Finder (SQ)

  • Why take SQ?
    • To identify your top 5 talent themes
    • Gain insight on how to apply them
    • Understand how they can impact career choice
  • SQ measures individual personal strengths that can impact the development of:
    • Academic achievement
    • Career exploration
    • Leadership skills
    • Personal success
  • Getting the results:
    • Results will be available to you immediately after completion of the assessment but we recommend scheduling an appointment with the Career Development Center for additional interpretation and application
  • Taking the assessment:
    • Contact the Career Development Center (616-395-7950) to get the necessary code to take the assessment on-line. Cost is $10 paid in cash or check and due when you receive the code.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

  • Why take the MBTI?
    • To identify your preferences
    • To understand your preferences
    • To discover how your preferences apply to a career decision
  • The MBTI measures valuable differences that result from:
    • the way people like to take in information
    • where people like to focus their attention
    • the way people like to make decisions
    • the kind of lifestyle people adopt
  • To take the MBTI:
      Call the office (616-395-7950) to schedule an appointment
  • To get the results:
      The results will be available within 2 days after taking the assessment online. To get the your results, schedule an appointment at the Career Development Center. Cost for the results is $10 paid at the time of the appointment.
Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
  • Why take the SII?
    • to objectively identify interests
    • to provide a framework for organizing interests into the world of work
    • to help identify relevant majors and occupations that may not have been considered before
  • The Strong Interest Inventory measures interests that are:
    • vocational
    • avocational (leisure, recreational)
    • environmental (working, living, playing)
    • reflective of preferences for types of people (co-workers, friends, significant others)
    • does not test abilities or skill level--only interests
  • To take the "Strong":
    • Call the office (616-395-7950) to schedule an appointment
  • Getting the results
    • The results will be available within 2 days after taking the assessment online. To get the your results, schedule an appointment at the Career Development Center. Cost for the results is $15 paid at the time of the appointment.

VALUES AND SKILLS CARDSORT
This is a hands-on exercise that allows you to prioritize work values in four areas: work environment, work content, work relationships, and intrinsic values. This information can then be used as you assess the fit between various career fields and work environments and your own needs and desires.

The Skills cardsort exercise helps you to pick out and categorize your competencies. Through this process, you can readily identify your skills to apply in the work place or incorporate into your decision-making about majors or careers and preparations for resume writing and interviewing. There is no cost for this assessment.

  • To do a cardsort:
    • Schedule a one-hour appointment for individual counseling by calling the Career Development Center.
  • Getting the results:
    • There is no fee for this assessment and the results are immediate.