Self-Assessment | Towson University

Our self-assessment resources will help you be confident in your major choice and
career goals.


If you are interested in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, CliftonStrengths, or Strong
Interest Inventory you will meet with a career counselor for an initial appointment, then take the assessment online on your own time (not during the appointment) and
meet with a career counselor for a follow-up interpretation appointment.

O*NET – My Next Move

The O*NET program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Central
to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized
and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying
a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms
the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship
of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through
a grant to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Discover occupations you might enjoy by taking the O*NET Interest Profiler assessment. If you already have an occupation in mind, search by industry or keyword
and learn more about it from My Next Move.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)—Personal Preferences

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) describes personality based on preferences
across four scales: Extraversion-Introversion, Sensing-Intuition, Thinking-Feeling,
and Judging-Perceiving. These preferences combine into one of 16 types. Understanding
your preferences can help you to decide what you want to do and how to improve your
chances of getting what you want. The career report of the MBTI provides occupational
lists showing the occupations most selected and least selected by your personality
type. It usually takes 30-40 minutes to complete the inventory online. Please schedule
an appointment via Handshake.

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What is CliftonStrengths? Imagine a job where you have the opportunity to do what
you do best — every day. What would that job look like for you? Who would you work
with, where would you work, and what type of activities would you be doing?

Through CliftonStrengths, you’ll gain insight into your areas of greatest potential:
the things that you naturally do best. CliftonStrengths is not a career assessment
and it won’t tell you what job or career you should do. But it does provide valuable
information about who you are and gives you clues to the type of work environment
in which you are most likely to thrive.

Learn more about CliftonStrengths, and then start your CliftonStrengths journey with a 30-minute online assessment.

After you take the CliftonStrengths online assessment, you’ll receive a customized
report that lists your top five talent themes, along with action items for development
and suggestions about how you can use your talents to achieve academic, career, and
personal success. For assistance with processing your results, please schedule an
appointment via Handshake.

The Strong Interest Inventory (Strong)—Interest Assessment

The Strong Interest Inventory (Strong) is an assessment designed to measure career
and personal interests. Results are reported in four main areas: General Occupational
Themes, Basic Interest Scales, Personal Style Scales and Occupational Scales. Understanding
your interests can help you explore what you might like to do, where you might like
to work, and how you might like to learn. The College Profile provides information
which may help you choose a major. Please schedule an appointment via Handshake.


Traitify is a visual personality assessment that matches you to careers in less than five
minutes. A fun and quick first step in finding your career direction.


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