INVENTORIES FOR CAREER ASSESSMENT
The inventories identified below are designed to help students gain information about themselves in a variety of areas pertinent to choosing a major and career field best suited to their goals and needs.
Career Factors Inventory: This self-scoring survey is designed to identify obstacles or barriers that may be hindering career decision-making. It helps quickly identify the source of these difficulties and recommends strategies to overcome them. (10 min.)
Campbell Interest and Skill Survey: The CISS is a survey of self-reported interests and skills. It can help one understand how one's interests and skills match those in the world of work. (45 min. $12.00)
Strong Interest Inventory: This profile links interests directly to academic majors. The SII explores occupational options by identifying an individual's patterns of likes and dislikes and by showing how these patterns compare with those of people in a wide range of occupations. (45 min. $11.00)
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Career Report: The MBTI measures and compiles preferences for functioning which constitute personal style, and this eight (8) page profile is designed to help identify the best occupational match based on personality type. (40 min. $15.00)
PROCEDURES FOR TAKING CAREER INVENTORIES AT UNIVERSITY COUNSELING SERVICES
Students may call or stop in at University Counseling Services and schedule an appointment with a counselor.
Together with the counselor, the student will decide on the career inventory that would be best suited for him or her and schedule a time to complete this inventory. Students may take the inventory immediately following the appointment or at a convenient time within the next few days.
There is a modest fee to cover processing costs, ranging from $11-$15 per inventory. Worksheets and handouts are free.
Fees must be paid at the time of testing. They may be paid with cash or a check made payable to UW-Platteville.
After completion of the inventory, the student will schedule a return appointment to go over the test results with the counselor who will then interpret them and help plan how to best use the information.
All test results are the student's personal property and do not become a part of any University record.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these instruments and/or taking one or more of them, contact University Counseling Services, 220 Royce Hall, phone 342.1865. Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday and until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. If you would like to e-mail us with comments or questions about our web site, our address is firstname.lastname@example.org