Career Services

Career Assessments

Career Assessments

The Career Services Office offers assistance using the following career-related assessments: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory, and Self-Directed Search. To take these instruments, you must make a Pre-Assessment appointment with a Career Counselor. These tests will be taken online, please contact the Career Services Office for more information.

Fees are as follows:

  • MBTI costs:
    • Student: $25.00
    • Community Member: $45.00
  • Strong Interest Inventory cost:
    • Student: $25.00
    • Community Member: $45.00
  • For both the cost is as follows:
    • Student: $35.00
    • Community Member: $65.00
  • Self-Directed Search cost is $5.00, Student/Alumni/Community Member

Myers/Briggs Type Indicator

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) helps determine your preference for gathering information and making decisions. The MBTI recognizes these preferences, allowing us to interpret and realize how we can effectively work together.

Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) helps you make career decisions by identifying your likes and dislikes. It compares your choices, analyzes them, and makes a general summary of possible career choices based upon your responses. This allows you to plan your career direction and determine which path is right for you.

The SII helps you to:

  • Decide which career path to take
  • Help you reach more fulfillment in your job
  • Make a career move
  • Decide which educational programs and training are necessary
  • Work towards a wonderful retirement
  • Incorporate business with pleasure

The SII contains 317 items that determine your level of interest in occupational institutions, professional activities, hobbies, leisure activities and diverse types of people. It comes with a detailed printout of results.

Self-Directed Search

The Self-Directed Search (SDS) is an instrument designed to help you organize information about your interests and abilities. After you complete the inventory, you will be able to see how your interests and abilities connect to occupations and fields of study. 

During a pre-assessment appointment, you and a Career Counselor will determine whether the Self-Directed Search is an appropriate resource. The Self-Directed Search takes about 45-60 minutes to complete. 

In order to get your results, you will need to meet with a Career Counselor after completing the Self-Directed Search for discussion of the assessment and its implications for career planning.

Focus Career Assessment

FOCUS is a self-paced, online career guidance tool used to assist you in self-assessment and career exploration. Users of FOCUS learn to make more realistic decisions about their goals and plans, how to self-manage their careers and the importance of adaptability in these times of change.  In order to log in, you must create an account on the FOCUS site.  Students are encouraged to meet with a Career Counselor to review the use of Focus as part of their total career management plan.


An assessment for incoming Freshmen ONLY. Click here for directions to login and take the assessment prior to New Student Orientation days on IPFW campus.