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Career Assessments

CDC has a number of assessment tools to help you choose a career-path:

SIGI 3 Computerized Self-Assessment

SIGI 3  is a computerized, self-directed career assessment program that enables students to assess their interests, values, and skills.  Subsequently, it can match those findings to potential careers and majors, research these careers and majors, and find out more about graduate schools. All this can be accomplished in about 1.5 to 2 hours. These programs are FREE plus your can utilize from your own computer!

Call the CDC, at # 556-3471, to obtain an identification number. 

The Holland Hexagon 

John Holland's theory of career choice explains work-related behavior – such as, which career choices are likely to lead to job success and satisfaction. This useful tool helps you understand what type of career will suit you best!

My Plan 

My Plan helps students make well-informed decisions about their education and careers. You will do four assessments designed to help you understand your person-ality, values, interests and skills to choose your best-fit career.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

This instrument is the most trusted personality assessment available today. Your customized report will assist you with career planning, goal setting, making decisions, time management, understanding your social interactions and much more!

Self-Directed Search

The SDS was developed by Dr. John Holland, whose theory of vocation is the basis for most career inventories used today.  Dr. Holland’s theory states that most people can be loosely categorized into six types—Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional—and that occupations and work environments also can be classified by these categories. People who choose careers that match their own type are most likely to be both satisfied and successful.

Evaluate Your Personal Strengths

This page helps you to identify and evaluate your personal strengths.

The Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory ask users about their preferences in regard to occupations, subject areas, activities, leisure activities, people and character-istics. It should be used with other self assessment tools including value and personality inventories and skill assessments.

Call the CDC, at # 556-3471, for more information. 

Skills Identification

Here is a great table to help you see all that you have to offer in the workplace.