Career Assessments

Need some help with your career plans? Not sure if your academic major is the right fit? Career assessments are an excellent place to start when making career choices such as choosing a major, exploring occupations, and determining a career plan.

The University Career Center offers five assessment options. More information for each is provided below. If you are not sure which would be best for you, give us a call at 785-864-3624. We would be happy to discuss options and assist you!

Assessment Options

Focus

Focus SampleFocus

Focus is a free, self-paced career and academic planning tool that will assist you in self-assessment and career exploration.

If you are a new user, you will first need to create your own personal account. Use the access code "jayhawk" to log in.

Results are immediate and on-going. You are strongly encouraged to schedule a follow up appointment with a career coach to discuss the results. Please call 785-864-3624 to schedule an appointment.

Focus career & educational planning solutions

Strong Interest Inventory

Strong Interest Inventory (SII)

Sample Assessment:  Strong Interest InventorySII is an excellent assessment to take when considering choosing a major and discovering new career paths, and the college profile recommends majors, internships and activities.

It takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete and requires one follow-up appointment with a career coach to discuss your results.  Please call 785-864-3624 to schedule an appointment.

The cost is $20.00. Once you pay for the assessment, you will receive further instructions.

 

 

 

Do What You Are

Do What You Are (DWYA)

Sample Assessment: Do WHat You AreDWYA is a personality assessment that provides feedback about your patterns of behavior, your work preferences and a list of careers suited for your personality type. It assists in career planning by providing information about what personality types are most often represented in different career fields 

It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and requires one follow-up appointment with a career coach to discuss your results.  Please call 785-864-3624 to schedule an appointment.

The cost is $20.00. Once you pay for the assessment, you will receive further instructions.

 

 

 

StrengthsQuest

StrengthsQuest

Sample Assessment: StrengthsQuest​StrengthsQuest helps students recognize their unique talents and learn how these talents can be used in their everyday lives to maximize their potential for personal growth and career satisfaction.

Takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and results will be released to you immediately after completion. You are strongly encouraged to schedule a follow up appointment with a career coach to discuss the results.  Please call 785-864-3624 to schedule an appointment.

You will need to print your results and bring them to your appointment.

The cost is $9.99 and is processed through Gallup Strengths Center. You will click "Buy Products" and then choose "Top 5 Strengths."

If you have any difficulties paying for or completing the StrengthsQuest assessment, please contact Gallup Strengths Center.

HawkQuest

HawkQuest

Sample Assessment: HawkQuestHawkQuest is a free skill-based quiz that evaluates activities in which you think you would like to participate in a future career. It provides information on careers and KU majors you may want to consider based on your answers.

The informal quiz takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and results will show up after you complete the quiz and will also be emailed to you. We recommend scheduling an appointment with a career coach to discuss your results and next steps. Please call 785-864-3624 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

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