By answering a variety of questions and analyzing the results, assessments are a way for you to find out how your personality and interest preferences relate to majors and occupations.
No-Cost Assessment – Interest Profiler via California Career Zone
The Career Center recommends a no-cost assessment called the “Interest Profiler” via the California Career Zone website. It is very important, when you take the assessment, that you do not over-analyze the questions and that you respond according to which activities you would enjoy, not those in which you excel (although very often we excel in activities we enjoy!) If you would like to talk to a Career Counselor about your Interest Profiler results, feel free to set an appointment by calling the Career Center at 898-5253. Be sure to bring the username and password of your account so you can access your results during the appointment.
Fee-based assessments – Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (Strong)
Currently the Career Center offers the MBTI and Strong for $10 per assessment. The first step to taking either of these assessments is to set a pre-assessment appointment with a career advisor.
Group Assessments for Classes and Clubs/Organizations
If you are faculty or staff member wishing to assign a career assessment to students, please contact the Career Center at 898-5253 prior to making the assignment. We offer group interpretations/feedback of the online, no-cost, Interest Profiler, and it is important that we talk prior to you assigning it to students to make sure we are all on the same page as far as expectations of the interpretation/feedback session.
SkillsOne - CPP's Online Assessment System - Online system for taking the MBTI and Strong. Please stop by the Career Center (SSC 270) to take these assessments.
The Chico State Academic Advising Programs staff offers advising assistance for undeclared students who are unsure about their educational direction, as well as for those students who want to understand their options. Their professional staff of academic advisors and interns are happy to assist you with questions about University policies and regulations, problems with your classes, General Education requirements, etc. Academic Advising Programs is located is SSC 220; hours for advising can be found here.
A great way to explore a major of interest is to take a class in the discipline you are considering. Taking one (or more) of the classes listed on this link may help with your career exploration.