Career assessments are available to help all students develop career plans. Students and alumni are eligible to use them to facilitate their career decision making in cooperation with and at the discretion of a career counselor. An appointment with a career counselor is necessary prior to career assessment use.
Some of the assessments utilized at Career Services include:
No assessment instruments can make your career decisions for you. But they can be helpful tools for gathering information about your interests, skills, personality style, and the world of work. This information will help you make appropriate career decisions.
- Rutgers Online Career Planning Site
Offered through this website, this tool will help you explore your interests, skills and values and how they relate to Rutgers University academic programs and general career options.
- Focus Career & Educational Planning Solutions
Focus helps you to assess your interests, values, skills, personality, and leisure preferences to assist with exploring career options and academic programs.
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
This personality instrument is based on psychological types and temperaments. It provides information about your personality style and the way that you interact with other people. This information is used to help you understand the relationship between personality and careers.
- Self-Directed Search
The Self-Directed Search is a self-scored inventory that can be used to explore and identify academic and career options based upon interests and skills.
The SkillScan is a card sort exercise that explores seven skill categories. It will help you to identify and label your skill sets. The card sort results can then be linked to career options. It can also assist with career development concerns, including resume writing and interviewing techniques.
- Strong Interest Inventory
The Strong Interest Inventory provides information on overall patterns of interests that can be explored for both immediate and long-range career, educational and leisure planning. It is designed to expand your thinking in the areas of career exploration and planning.
Schedule an appointment with a career counselor to determine if any of these assessments are appropriate choices for you:
Scheduling a career counseling appointment
For currently enrolled students and alumni who graduated 6 months or less from today:
Request an appointment online via your CareerKnight account.
For alumni who graduated more than 6 months ago:
Call 732-932-7997 or 732-445-6127 ext. 0 during the day, Monday through Friday after creating your CareerKnight account. These appointments can only be made by calling one of our offices. Do not use CareerKnight’s online appointment request system.
See Inventory Fee Information to learn about related prices.