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Graduate Career Services

Evaluate your values, interests, and skills.

A truly fulfilling career begins with knowing yourself. Planning your career is a lifelong process that involves careful consideration of your values, interests, and skills in order to make informed career decisions that best suit your personality and needs. Whether you have several years of professional experience or are just starting out, self-assessment is an integral part of choosing or changing career industries, organizations, and positions.

Career Services has assessment tools that can help you clarify your career direction, gain a better understanding of yourself, and identify strengths for the diverse and ever-changing workplace. Specifically, these resources help you understand your interests, values, needs, skills and work environment preferences in order to help you determine what career paths and employers are a good match for you.

The following assessments are available through Graduate Career Services and the main DU Career Center:

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) provides insight on how you make decisions, interact with people, gather information, and gain energy.  This assessment facilitates exploration and understanding of an individual's choice of study, occupations, and work setting based on preferences.

Cost: $23.00 - $42.33
Time: 30-45 minutes to take assessment, plus 1 hour interpretation with a Career Counselor 

Strong Interest Inventory (SII)

The Stong Interest Inventory (SII) measures your interests, not your abilities.  It compares your interests with people who are employed in a range of occupations and helps expand possible career paths that you might be considering.

Cost: $25
Time: 30-45 minutes to take assessment, plus 1 hour interpretation with a Career Counselor

Ready to take an assessment? Email gradcareers@du.edu to discover if this is the right step for you and to get started.