Career advisors provide access to several computerized self-assessment tools if a student thinks such tools would be helpful. Advisors can discuss which assessment, if any, seems most appropriate to a student's situation. The following assessments are available from the Center:
- MyPlan: MyPlan helps students plan more fulfilling lives by helping them make more informed decisions about their education and career options. This free, self-guided computer program categorizes the student's interests, skills, personality, and values, and provides immediate feedback. The program will suggest careers for exploration and provide up-to-date career descriptions, salaries, requirements, and outlooks. (Available only to those with a valid IU username and password.)
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: This evaluates the student's personality according to 16 different types. The results can help the advisor and student discuss how the student's personality and interests relate to careers and majors. Students must have a referral from an advisor and pay $25 to take this assessment. Every other Friday, results are returned to students as part of a group explanation of the assessment.
- Strong Interest Inventory: This categorizes the student's interests and suggests careers and majors that might correspond. It also reports the similarity of the student's responses to the responses of people in 122 occupations. Students must have a referral from an advisor and pay $25 to take this assessment. Every other Friday, results are returned to students as part of a group explanation of the assessment.
The Myers-Briggs and Strong assessments are also part of the ASCS Q294: Basic Career Development curriculum, an 8-week course designed to help students with major and career decisions.