The Career Center utilizes two assessments to assist students and alumni in their career planning, Focus II and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). While these assessments will not tell you what you should be when you get older, they can help you narrow down the list of fields you want to explore or validate you are headed in a good direction.
FOCUS II - an on-line career-exploration system that includes both a self-assessment and career research library. There are five components to the self-assessment:
We recommend taking all five individual assessments and then selecting the option to combine the results. Selecting this option will narrow and refine your list of careers.
It’s important to remember that your resulting list of careers should be used merely as a jumping-off point, a resource to help guide you as you explore career options. The list is not final and does not mean you won’t be successful or enjoy working in an occupation not represented on the list. Additionally, there may be several careers on your list that won’t appeal to you – this is normal; look for the handful that do.
We strongly encourage you to make an appointment at the Career Center to discuss the results of your self-assessment and further examine your career interests. Appointments can be made by stopping by the office or calling 717-245-1740.
To access FOCUS, click here. Use the access code RedDevil to create a new account.
MBTI - The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a well respected personality inventory that looks at an individual's personality preferences. It is widely used in personal counseling and organizational development settings. Our career counselors take a very career centered focus with the results and help students and alumni gain a better understanding of the role their personality preferences play in their careers. Students and alumni need to meet with a career counselor to determine if the MBTI is appropriate and to access the instrument. Counseling appointments can be made by calling 717-245-1740.