Self-Assessment and Career Exploration

The resources on this page are designed to help you learn more about your values, interests, personality and skills, and to guide you in using that information to explore career paths. Some of these resources are also designed to provide information about industries, hiring trends, up-and-coming job titles, and other data that can help you better understand and pursue particular career paths. Please schedule a time to meet with a Career Advisor to discuss the result of any of these assessments and to process in more detail what they may mean for you.


What Can I Do with This Major?

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.

Focus 2

Focus2 provides interactive assessments to help students explore majors and careers by assessing personality, skills, values, and work interests. Create a Focus2 account using the link below, and use “rams” for the access code.

16 Personalities

16Personalities is a test that prioritizes personalization, key to our evolving academic, professional, and personal environments. They provide an assessment feature that includes a range of analysis, speaking holistically to users rather than separating work from life. They provide a wealth of reflections through the free version of their assessment.

My Next Move

My Next Move is a tool that uses information from O*NET, a free database that houses hundreds of occupational definitions. My Next Move’s main page allows users to search careers with key words, browse careers by industry, or take the O*NET Interest Profiler based on Holland’s 6 Personality Types.

Clifton StrengthsFinder

The Strengths Finder assessment helps individuals identify their personal top five strengths out of 34 natural talent themes. Strengths give learners the skills to help discover their career path, learn environments where they work best, and reaffirm their career choices. Contact careers to find out more.

Strengths Profile

Strengths Profile is an assessment that gives you a unique Profile revealing your realized and unrealized strengths, learned behaviors and weaknesses. You'll be able to use the language of strengths and develop yourself in all four categories to release your potential in work and life decisions. Contact careers


GoinGlobal provides international students with U.S. city guides, job postings, cultural advice, and an H-1B visa directory. It also provides international city guides and information for students who plan to study or work abroad. For off-campus access: log in to Handshake, click Career Center, and select Resources.


Firsthand provides industry-specific career information and resources. Key offerings include profession and company overviews, interviewing tips, and job and internship boards with personalized alerts. For off-campus access: log in to Handshake, click Career Center, and select Resources.