It all starts with you!  The Career Development Center has a variety of resources, tools and staff expertise which will lead to exciting discoveries to help inform your future career direction.  

Reflecting on your personality, skills, values and interests is a first step toward gaining personal insight on what works for you.  

JESUIT VALUES

The Jesuit principle of “living the magis” calls you to look inward, reflect on your choices, and choose to live greater, not only for yourself, but also for those around you. The Career Development Center supports you in this lifelong process of personal discovery and discernment.

Assessments

We offer some of the best-researched personality and interest assessments to help you discover who you are and what you’re most passionate about.  Each assessment requires two individual counseling appointments; the first to determine the context for the assessment and the second to interpret your results.  

An in-person or virtual appointment with a counselor can help get the process started: (610) 660-3100

Strong Interest Inventory (SII)

Average Time: 30 minutes

The Strong Interest Inventory measures your interests, not skills or abilities, and compares those interests to others who work in, and are satisfied with, various occupations.  The results can help guide you toward rewarding careers, work activities, educational programs and even leisure activities, all based on your interests.

Myers-Briggs type Indicator (MBTI)

Average Time: 30 minutes


The MBTI measures psychological preferences in how you perceive the world and make decisions.   You’ll answer questions related to how you deal with the world, how you gather information, and how you make decisions.  The results provide a comprehensive description of your individual type and how it affects Career Exploration.

The following assessments do not require an appointment with a counselor:

My Next Move: O*NET Interest Profiler

Average Time: 15 minutes

The My Next Move assessment is a free, online assessment that asks 60 questions about work activities that some people do on their jobs.  It is part of an interactive site where you can search careers by key words or browse careers by industry.

Personal Values Assessment

Average Time: 20 minutes

This free assessment can provide insight into what is important to you, what motivates you and what factors drive our decision making.

 

Life Values Self-Assessment Test

Average Time: 20 minutes

Another free option to assist you with values examination and identification to promote better career insight