Although there is no single test to help you determine the best career for you, career assessment instruments allow you to explore your individual interests (e.g. Strong Interest Inventory), personality characteristics (e.g. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), and work related values (e.g. System of Integrated Guidance Information – SIGI Plus). The answers you provide on career assessments match you with jobs or job families that others with similar characteristics to yours have found satisfying.
Career counseling can help you determine your academic major and plan your career. A career counselor listens to your concerns, responds to your ideas, gives you feedback, teaches you how to make career decisions, and helps you formulate academic and career goals.
In a few 50-minute sessions with a career counselor, you may complete assessments in addition to discussing issues with your counselor. These sessions will focus on decision-making, self-confidence, values conflicts, fears, and strategies for moving forward. We provide more intensive assistance to those who are having significant difficulties with career or academic major-related concerns and may have exhausted other resources.
If you have career questions or concerns and would like to complete a career assessment instrument(s), please call the Counseling Center at 919-515-2423 or visit us in person to schedule a career assessment session. You may also wish to complete an online career assessment.