Why Assessments?

Assessments are a great way for you to understand yourself better and take steps that will be effective in advancing your unique career and life journey. These tools can be useful in many ways, from helping you identify your strengths and interests to highlighting career paths you may want to explore. Check out some of the many resources available to you below!

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Launch Assessment

Career Launch, a brief 7 minute assessment, offers students valuable insights, actionable steps, and resources to advance their professional and academic goals.

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Types of Assessments

The Career Center provides a variety of online tools to help our current students and alumni achieve success. Most of these resources can be found on Handshake; a few are listed below.

Career Launch

Career Launch is a 7-8 minute assessment that will provide students with insight into their holistic career development and, if applicable, offer action steps students can take to grow in the following areas: relationship building skills, professional communication, career planning and exploration, career and self development, internship/job search and interview preparedness.


Gallup proves that people succeed when they focus on what they do best. When they identify their talents and develop them into strengths, people are more productive, perform better, and are more engaged. CliftonStrengthsFinder assessment is the first step in helping people identify their talents. CliftonStrengthsFinder results give people a way to discuss and develop their unique combination of skills, talents, and knowledge -- also known as strengths. Learn your top five strengths today.

Purchase your online access code to take the assessment, and contact one of the Certified Strengths Coaches on Handshake for an individual career coaching appointment to discuss your results. Don't forget to print your report and bring a copy to your appointment!

Gallup's Builder Profile 10 ®

Understanding and using your top builder talents can help you successfully start growing something of economic value. Take the Gallup's Builder Profile 10 ® assessment to receive a customized report that will recommend ways to apply your talents most effectively. This assessment is recommended for business leaders. If you would like to schedule a consultation to go over your report please make an appointment on Handshake.


ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. This tool allows users to assess their career-related skills, interests, and values; explore careers paths appropriate to their disciplines; create self-defined goals; and map out next steps for career and professional development success.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ®

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® assessment, or MBTI, is one of the most popular assessments on the market. It is a powerful assessment instrument for revealing one’s personality type, identifying criteria for career satisfaction, and providing possible career options.

If you would like to take the MBTI, please schedule an appointment with an advisor on Handshake

MyIDP (Individual Development Plan)

MyIDP is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the sciences.

O*NET® Interest Profiler™

The O*NET® Interest Profiler™ is a suite of self-assessment career exploration tools students can use to discover the type of work activities and occupations they can pursue. The assessments identify and teach users about broad interest areas that are most relevant to them.