Career Center & Student Employment

Online Career & Major Planning System

  • The FOCUS 2 Experience

    FOCUS 2 guides users through a reliable, intuitive career and education decision making model to help them choose a college, select a major, explore occupations, make informed career decisions and take action in their career development.

  • Testimonials

    "Have you guys heard about Focus2?! If you have not I would REALLY recommend for you to give it a try. There are FIVE quick and easy assessments in which you discover skills you did not know about yourself both as a student and the career path you are hoping to pursue. Doing Focus2 has helped me by really making me feel that my major is the right one for me and with the utmost confidence I know it will do the same for any Chico State student hoping to figure themselves out as a student and which career will best fit them. Through Focus2 I learned that I love to work hands on, socialize and work as a team, which is why I knew sticking with AG Science and Education in hopes of becoming a High School teacher is the right path for me."
    Julian Parra, Agriculture Science and Education

    "Focus2 is organized, simple, and super helpful! Before I knew it, I knew what my best values and skills are; what career readiness skills I need to work on and how I can work on them at Chico State; and with the combination of several self-assessments, I can see the occupations that best fit me. This assessment is personal, easy, and a great opportunity for ALL students. Focus 2 told me exactly what occupation I want to go into, Nursing. Knowing this, I knew the assessment worked. But what I didn’t know was how I could build career skills to get there. Focus 2 gives you recommendations on how you can do that right in Chico! This new, free assessment will give students the ability to build their career on their own time. Put some time into Focus 2 and see all the amazing things you learn about yourself!"
    Pegah Keshavarz, Nursing

    "Focus2 further solidified my attraction towards areas of study that I was previously interested in, thus broadening my understanding of what areas I should apply myself to more."
    Angela Ostarello, Mathematics Education

    "Focus2 has really helped me see what sparks my interest and what I thought was going to be in my interest was not. It is pretty easy to navigate and use all the resources in the Focus2 website."
    Juan Brito, Mechanical Engineering

    "Focus2 provides a multitude of helpful resources and is very easy to navigate. Before using Focus2, I felt lost when it came to what career I would go into after college. I know my major but I wasn't sure about the jobs that are out there. However, Focus2 not only showed me my options, but also provided many easy ways to improve skills that are desirable for employers."
    Anonymous (Freshman)

  • How Users Benefit

    FOCUS 2 provides valid and reliable assessments including Work Interests-Holland Code, Personality, Values, Skills, Leisure Interests and Career Planning Readiness. Assessment results are matched to supporting majors and career options with over 1000 occupations and up-to-date career information. With our bold new look and cutting edge functionality, the FOCUS 2 systems can be used on all devices.

  • Created by the Experts

    The FOCUS 2 systems reflect the ground-breaking work of nationally prominent psychologists, Dr. Frank J. Minor of IBM, Dr. Donald Super, considered by many to be the founding father of career development, Dr. Roger Myers and Dr. David Tiedeman, both former presidents of the APA counseling division, and Dr. David Campbell of the Campbell-Strong Interest Inventory.

    FOCUS 2 has been fully certified in meeting the highest level of standards established by the Association for Computer-Based Systems for Career Information and conforms to criteria established by the National Career Development Association and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Focus 2 Categories

  • Career Planning Foundations

    My Career Planning Involvement - approx. 3 mins to complete

    Assesses your involvement in the career planning process 

    Learn how involved you are in:

    • Examining your interests, values, personality, and skills in career exploration to narrow down your options and map out your career goals
    • Learning about types of jobs, educational requirements, and job functions
    • How satisfied you are in your career planning activities

    My Academic Strengths - 
    approx. 2 mins to complete

    • Basic separation of subjects in what you do “very well” in to “never took this subject”

    Am I Career Ready? - 
    approx. 3 mins to complete

    • Based on the National Association of College & Employers Competencies
    • This module will help you assess and strengthen your career readiness
    • Provide you with suggestions on how you can better develop yourself in each area
  • Self Assessment

    Valid and Reliable

    Assessment results are matched to supporting majors and career options with over 1000 occupations and up-to-date career information

    • Work Interest Assessment- 6 mins to complete
      • provides you with a HOLLAND code & descriptions
    • Values Assessment - 2 mins to complete
    • Skills Assessment - 2 mins to complete
    • Personality Assessment - 5 mins to complete
    • Leisure Assessment - 4 mins to complete

    Combined Assessment Results

    • Matched to your personal attributes
    • Occupation data derived from O*Net
    • Explore and save preferred occupations (job functions, skillsets, education requirements, professional associations, etc.)
    • Review various majors that complement preferred occupations
  • Explore the Possibilities
    • What can I do with a major in…(including majors offered at CSU Chico)
    • Explore any Occupation
    • Explore Occupation by Job Family/Industry
    • Compare Occupations side-by-side
  • Career and Education Planning Results

    My Saved Occupations

    • View all save occupations and details
    • Use parts of the title of saved occupations as keywords for job search

    My Saved Majors

    • View all save majors
    • Explore interested majors more in-depth through the CSU Chico catalog
    • Speak with faculty in majors you may want to pursue

    Review and Print My Portfolio

    • Create a customized printable report
    • Share with faculty and Career Advisors

What can I do with my major?

Focus 2 Login

Focus2 Video Instruction

Career Planning Foundations (1 of 3)

Self Assessment (2 of 3)

Explore Possibilities & Saved  Preferences (3 of 3)