Self-Directed Search (SDS)
The Career Services Office also offers the Self-Directed Search (SDS) assessment Tool. Your SDS report can help you to understand more about yourself and how your individual skills and interests are related to your career choice.
Taking the Self-Directed Search will determine your 3-letter Holland code to help you find the careers that best match your interests and abilities. A list of occupations (and college majors) with codes identical and/or similar to your own will be displayed on your screen.
You can then explore the careers you are most likely to find satisfying based upon your interests and skills. Your SDS report (developed by Dr. Robert C. Reardon) will also give you recommendations about how to proceed through your career development and decision-making process. No one assessment can tell you what career to pursue. Only you can make that decision. You should consider your SDS results in combination with other sources of career information, including detailed descriptions of occupations, additional assessments, or career counselors.
Contact the Career Services Office for SDS login instructions and an access code at email@example.com
The Knowdell Career Values Test
The Career Values Test is a free online tool that can help you to determine what you truly want in a career. The Career Values test is a simple tool that allows you to prioritize their values in as little as five minutes. Fifty-four variables of work satisfaction-such as time freedom, precision work, power, technical competence and public contact-are listed and described. Click here to start
The Career Services Office offers the Clifton StrengthsFinder which is a 30 minute online personality inventory that highlights your top five areas of greatest talent. After you take the Clifton StrengthsFinder, you'll receive a customized report that lists your top five talent themes, along with action items for development and suggestions about how you can use your talents to achieve career as well as academic & personal success.
Contact the Career Services Office for your StrengthsFinder access code and assessment instructions.