Career Testing & Exploration Services

The Career Services Center offers the following assessment instruments to help you explore career alternatives.

Focus Assessment

Focus is a career guidance tool made to help you choose the right major, clarify your career goals, and provide you with valuable occupation information all at your own pace.

  1. Complete the Self Assessment sections
  2. We strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to review your results, however this is optional.  You can schedule an appointment via Handshake (www.usfca.joinhandshake.com) or by calling Career Services at (415) 422-6216.

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If you are asking yourself:

  • What can I do with my major?
  • How can I start preparing for my future career?
  • What is the job outlook for my chosen career field?

This assessment is for you!

For more information on what the FOCUS assessment can do for you, see this presentation.

Additional Assessments

A career counselor will help you determine whether one or more of these assessment instruments is right for you. An interpretation appointment with a career-counselor is required in order to obtain the results of the iStartStrong or MBTI. SkillScan and Values Inventory must be completed during an appointment with a counselor. If you are interested in any of the assessment services listed below, please call the Career Services Center at 415-422-6216, or come to the 5th floor of the UC.

iStartStrong 

The iStartStrong, available on-line, can help you make career decisions and measures your interests in a broad range of occupations, occupational and leisure activities, hobbies, school subjects and types of people. This report puts self-discovery into the hands of anyone seeking career direction and paints a clear picture of how one’s interests and themes link to various jobs, work settings, and career fields. It presents results using engaging four-color graphics and provides hyperlinks to related Occupational Network (O*Net) occupations.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) 

The MBTI, available on-line, is the most widely used personality inventory in history. It describes 16 personality types, each with its own way of looking at the world, each with its own strengths and personal challenges. The MBTI helps you choose potentially satisfying occupations and work environments. The report includes a multi-page graph of your MBTI results and a booklet which describes how the MBTI can be used in career planning, as well as in other areas of one’s life.

SkillScan 

The SkillScan assessment is a card sort activity that helps summarize Moderate and High Proficiency skills to provide a comprehensive picture of talents and abilities. The SkillScan assessment also helps to highlight strengths that an individual would prefer to use in work and the skills one wishes to develop in order to enhance his/her career options. This assessment is not available online, but can be done during a 1 hour career counseling appointment.

Values Driven Work Inventory 

The Values Driven Work Inventory is a card sort activity that helps summarize the values that are most important for the individual to have in his/her work. This assessment is not available online, but can be done during a 1 hour career counseling appointment.