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Self/Career Assessments

Strengths Quest/Clifton Strengths Finder (SQ)

  • Why take SQ?
    • To identify your top 5 talent themes
    • Gain insight on how to apply them
    • Understand how they can impact career choice
  • SQ measures individual personal strengths that can impact the development of:
    • Academic achievement
    • Career exploration
    • Leadership skills
    • Personal success
  • Getting the results:
    • Results will be available to you immediately after completion of the assessment but we recommend scheduling an appointment with the Career Development Center for additional interpretation and application
  • Taking the assessment:
    • Contact the Career Development Center (616-395-7950) to get the necessary code to take the assessment on-line. Cost is $10 paid in cash or check and due when you receive the code.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

  • Why take the MBTI?
    • To identify your preferences
    • To understand your preferences
    • To discover how your preferences apply to a career decision
  • The MBTI measures valuable differences that result from:
    • the way people like to take in information
    • where people like to focus their attention
    • the way people like to make decisions
    • the kind of lifestyle people adopt
  • To take the MBTI:
      Call the office (616-395-7950) to schedule an appointment
  • To get the results:
      The results will be available within 2 days after taking the assessment online. To get the your results, schedule an appointment at the Career Development Center. Cost for the results is $10 paid at the time of the appointment.
Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
  • Why take the SII?
    • to objectively identify interests
    • to provide a framework for organizing interests into the world of work
    • to help identify relevant majors and occupations that may not have been considered before
  • The Strong Interest Inventory measures interests that are:
    • vocational
    • avocational (leisure, recreational)
    • environmental (working, living, playing)
    • reflective of preferences for types of people (co-workers, friends, significant others)
    • does not test abilities or skill level--only interests
  • To take the "Strong":
    • Call the office (616-395-7950) to schedule an appointment
  • Getting the results
    • The results will be available within 2 days after taking the assessment online. To get the your results, schedule an appointment at the Career Development Center. Cost for the results is $15 paid at the time of the appointment.