In addition to individual counseling, several testing instruments are available to aid students in the process of finding out who they are, what they have to offer, and what they can do. Many of these testing instruments relate certain interests, skills, and personal preferences to potential career opportunities.
The Clifton Strengths Finder is focused on helping individuals, managers and organizations use their strengths to succeed at work, in their communities, at home, and in their church.
Strong Interest Inventory
The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is the oldest and most reliable of the vocational instruments and is an empirically designed instrument that helps to discover interests, preferences, and personal stylereports—exactly the information needed to choose a career! If interested in taking this assessment, students should stop into the Career Services office for an appointment.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an examination helps identify preferences for how a student focuses attention and energy, how he/she gathers information/makes decisions, and how he/she relates to the outer world. Knowing and understanding these preferences can help in making career and occupational choices easier. Students should ask about the Myers-Briggs at the Career Services office.
The Center for Academic Success and Advising (CASA) provides assistance to students experiencing academic difficulties. Among the services provided are peer tutoring, student advisement, and screening for learning-related disabilities. The CASA Office works with students to create a manageable plan for success, including testing for learning disabilities if indicated.