Career Assessments

Career Assessments

No career assessment can tell you “what to be” or “what to do,” but the good ones can give you excellent insight into “who you are” to help you decide which majors, occupations, and career fields you might want to explore further.

Below you’ll find the Lane career counselors’ favorite assessments to help students get insight into their interests, personal style, values, and skills. 

If you’d like to take any of these assessments, your first step is to meet with a career counselor. To make an appointment, contact the Counseling & Career Center in Building 1, Room 103 or call (541) 463-3600.

Strong Interest Inventory

This tool is one of the most highly respected and researched career assessments available. After surveying your likes and dislikes, the results include career fields, occupations, and college majors that you might want to explore further, based on your interests. To take this inventory:

  1. Meet with a career counselor for an initial career counseling appointment.
  2. Pay the $15 fee.
  3. Complete the online inventory, following your instruction sheet.
  4. Meet with your career counselor to interpret and discuss your results.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Through a series of questions, this tool helps you identify your natural preferences in four different areas of personality. Understanding your personality type provides insight to help with decisions related to career choice and preferred work environments. To take this assessment:

  1. Meet with a career counselor for an initial career counseling appointment.
  2. Pay the $17 fee.
  3. Complete the “paper” inventory, following your counselor’s instructions.
  4. Meet with your career counselor to interpret and discuss your results.

Kerwin Values Survey

This tool provides insight into your career-related values and what’s important to you in your career and work environments. It’s a card sort that results in your prioritized “must have,” “would like to have,” and “want to avoid” work values. To take this survey:

  1. Meet with a career counselor for an initial career counseling appointment.
  2. Come to the Counseling & Career Center to complete the card sort and summary sheet.
  3. Meet with your career counselor to review and discuss your results.

SKILLS

This tool—a card sort—helps you explore occupations based on skills you like to use and want to use in your future work. It also helps you recognize how you can transfer skills between occupations. To take this assessment:

  1. Meet with a career counselor for an initial career counseling appointment.
  2. Come to the Counseling & Career Center to complete the card sort, enter your skills into the Oregon Career Information System’s SKILLS program, and print your results.
  3. Meet with your career counselor to review and discuss your results.