Career Assessments are wonderful tools to provide a student vision into which careers might be a good fit. However, taking the assessment is only the first step into making that decision. It is important to take the time to have a conversation about the career assessment, in order to better understand the results.
Ultimately, it is the student taking the assessment who is the best judge of how to interpret the results. The Director of Career Services will make every effort to create a safe place for that student to explore and interpret those results.
The Director of Career Services is available to assist students with multiple career assessments that measure one or more of the following four critical areas to consider when selecting a career:
3. Work Values
4. Vocational Skills
The following assessments are available to students:
COMPASS – This career assessment gives insight into how personality and interests match specific careers. It is available online and takes approximately five minutes to complete. Students use your Tusculum email to create an account. After completing the assessment you have several occupations to explore through a link to O’NET.
STRENGTHSQUEST – This career assessment gives insight into personality, interests, and skills. It is available online and takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. Students may contact the Career Services Office to obtain a code for free access to take the test. Students are encourage to print the results and save.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - This career assessment gives insight into personality type, which is categorized by four scales on the MBTI. It provides a window into how your personality works with others in the workplace, as well as, what occupations might be a good fit. Students may take this assessment online after obtaining login information from Career Services. After completing the assessment, students must schedule an appointment with the Director of Career Services to obtain the results. The MBTI takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Strong’s Interest Inventory – This career assessment gives insight into how your interests match the interests of those who are happy working in specific careers. It is available online (after obtaining the login information from Career Services). After completing the assessment, students must schedule an appointment with the Director of Career Services to obtain the results. It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Check this page to consider how your Work Values might impact your career choice.
When considering which career assessment to complete, it is helpful to understand that no assessment is perfect. However, when taking several of these assessments, a theme emerges, which can provide insight about which careers a student might want to explore further.
Tusculum Alumni are also encouraged to contact the Director of Career Services to discuss assessment options and to schedule appointments.
The Director of Career Services may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423.636.7447 to obtain access codes or schedule an appointment.