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Career Assessments

Biola University’s Career Center offers career advising sessions to help students and alumni discern career path options that are in line with their personality, interests, skills, and strengths.

In order to help students choose the best assessment for their needs, we strongly encourage an initial appointment with a career advisor prior to purchasing.


Scheduling an Appointment

  1. Log into Handshake using your netId and password.
  2. Select “Appointments” in the menu
  3. Make new appointment
  4. Select “Career Advising”
  5. Schedule a “Career Exploration” appointment

Self-Guided Assessments

StrengthsFinder

StrengthsFinder helps you discover your top five strengths. Meet with a career advisor prior to purchasing the assessment to determine if this particular assessment addresses your needs.

Most likely to assist students in:

  • Self-knowledge
  • Identifying strengths in preparation for an interview
  • How to be successful in school and work- tailoring position

Price: $15.00

Career Key

Career Key is a 10-minute free assessment to help you understand your personality how it aligns with potential career paths.

Most likely to assist students in:

  • Identifying their general interests
  • Identifying their career interests
  • Researching specific job titles that they might like to pursue

Price: Free

Professional-Guided Assessments

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) identifies preferences related to how you focus your attention, get information, make decisions, and orient yourself toward the world. (MBTI) requires interpretation and must be prescribed by a certified professional. Meet with a career advisor to determine if this assessment is right for you.

MBTI- form M (Step I)

The Step I report identifies an individual's 4-letter personality type (made up of four basic preferences) and provides a common language for how we interact with the world and each other.

Most likely to assist students in:

  • Understanding the relationship between personality and work satisfaction
  • Most helpful for students with work experience
  • Providing them broad career categories based on personality
  • Acquiring language to explain what they are about and who they are

Step I Price: $35.00

MBTI- form Q (Step II)

The Step II report breaks down each preference into facets, which allow deeper analysis of type, and gives insight into how specific preferences impact communication, change, conflict, and stress.

Most likely to assist students in:

  • Better understanding facets of personality that may be contrary to their 4 letter MBTI type
  • Understanding how they function most naturally, which has implications for teamwork, work satisfaction, and understanding others

Step II Price: $65.00


Strong Interest Inventory

The The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is one of the world’s most respected and widely used career planning tools. It provides robust insights into a person’s career interests and compares how these interests are similar to the interests of people successfully employed in a variety of occupations. The SII requires interpretation and must be prescribed by a certified professional. Meet with a career advisor to determine if this assessment is right for you.

Most likely to assist students in:

  • Identifying specific job titles that match their interests
  • Navigate interests that are career related vs. leisure
  • Most helpful for students with work experience
  • Good for someone who needs concrete information to move forward and needs to narrow their focus

Price: $25.00

Department Requests

If a department requests an assessment for a staff member (student workers included) that requires an interpretation by one of the CD staff, it must be approved by the Director of Career Development. Approval will be based on assessed need for student career planning purposes. Assessments will not be approved if the purpose is for staff development. For staff development needs, direct inquired to Sherri Price in Human Resources.