Do you feel unsure of what career to pursue?
Do you want to make sure your career plans match your strengths and personality?
Then you may benefit from taking a career development assessment.
- Students might take one or more assessments if they are uncertain about how their interests, personality, or values relate to their academic planning and career development.
- Some students take assessment tests when they want to confirm what they think they know about themselves.
- Others take them because they know their strengths and qualities, but are uncertain what occupations might be satisfying for them.
How to Get Started
First, complete the Request Career Counseling form or send an email to the WSU Global Campus Career Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, the career counselor will gather some information and help to decide whether testing might be helpful, and which assessments would be most appropriate.
- Some assessments are available for free online. The official versions can be taken online for a fee.
- The results of the official versions of the assessments are sent to your career counselor for interpretation.
- You and the Global Campus career counselor will then discuss your results by phone or online.
- After you have had a chance to reflect on the results of those sessions, a subsequent session is recommended to discuss the impact that testing has had, discuss questions raised by testing, and determine the next steps.
Which Assessment Should I Complete?
Career Services offers a variety of career assessment inventories. Your Global Campus career counselor will help determine which test(s) are right for you. Possibilities include the following:
- Strong Interest Inventory, a career interests test that relates your interests to occupations by showing whether your interests are similar or dissimilar to those of men and women who work in 109 occupations and are satisfied in their jobs.
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a personality inventory that identifies style preferences along four bipolar dimensions or continua yielding sixteen personality types. The most preferred and least preferred careers are identified for each type.
- O*NET Interest Profiler, a free assessment to help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. It will help you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.
How Much Does It Cost?
WSU Career Services currently charges students a nominal fee to cover the cost of testing materials. Individual testing costs are presented below.
|Test||Enrolled WSU Global Campus Student Cost|
|Strong Interest Inventory (SII)||$15|
|Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)||$15|