Career Exploration

Find your calling with your Houghton education.

Choosing your major, finding a fulfilling career path, and discovering your calling can be intimidating. The Office of Vocation and Calling has resources available for prospective students, current students, and alumni to analyze your strengths and interests. We will help you take advantage of the opportunities you have at Houghton and beyond.

Resource Library

Did you know we have extensive resources in our Handshake Resource Library?

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Vocational Coaching

Trained Career Coaches can help you discern your unique calling by:

  • Encouraging self-assessment and conversations about vocation
  • Identifying how your unique strengths, talents, and abilities can meet needs in your community and the world
  • Providing knowledge, tools, and questions to explore and understand vocation
  • Cultivating curiosity regarding life's possibilities

Explore majors, careers, and future pursuits with a Career Coach.

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Assessment Tools

Assessments 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. Each assessment takes about 30-40 minutes to complete, and results are interpreted and discussed with a trained Career Coach. If interested in taking an assessment, contact the Office of Vocation and Calling or request an appointment in Handshake.

Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is the oldest and most reliable of the vocational assessments. It's designed to help you discover your interests, preferences, and personal style. Exactly the information needed to choose a career!

Clifton StrengthsFinder

The Clifton StrengthsFinder helps you identify your top five strengths to help you thrive at work, in your community, at home, and in your church.

My Next Move

What do you want to do for a living? The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.

Additional Online Resources

Vocational Exploration

Company Research, Salary & Scholarships