Career Services provides several tools to help students explore majors and potential career options.
These tools include career counseling and career assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). It is recommended that you take both assessments at the same time, as they provide different perspectives into yourself and your career options.
- Both assessments are free to currently enrolled WSU Vancouver students and can be taken online. Please allow for approximately 45 minutes of uninterrupted time for each assessment.
- Recent WSU Vancouver alumni who are interested in taking the Strong or MBTI should contact us for assessment pricing and scheduling.
- It is important to note that results for both the Strong and MBTI can only be distributed during a Career Assessment Workshop or a 60-minute appointment with the Career Counselor.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an instrument designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. The MBTI can help you understand personality and the attributes of personality that make you a unique person. The information learned through the MBTI can help enhance your understanding of self, your motivations, your natural strengths, and your potential areas of growth. The MBTI can also help you understand how you interact with others and are perceived by others. Taking the MBTI allows you to develop an understanding of your personal traits and become aware of the interrelationship between self and occupational choice.
Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
Are you having a difficult time choosing a major or career? Perhaps the Strong Interest Inventory may be helpful to you. This instrument asks a series of questions designed to synthesize your preferences about occupations, school subjects, and leisure activities. The goal is to provide insight into your interests while matching them with occupational, educational and leisure pursuits that are compatible with your interests. Taking the Strong and exploring your results with Career Services staff can help you determine appropriate career paths to explore. Consider this assessment an advisable first step for those who don't know where to begin charting their career path.