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Selecting a career path and major are two of the most important decisions you will make as a student. Take a closer look at your skills, interests, and values with the help of a Career Advisor who may suggest one of the assessments below, followed by an interpretation of your results.

Chart Progress with our Career Readiness Checklist

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"FOCUS 2" Major & Career Info

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U.S. Department of Labor Websites

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Learn about occupations including responsibilities, salaries, education required, and employment outlook
  • Career One Stop - Explore careers, salary and benefits, training required, and employment seeker services by state
  • O*Net - Quick search tool for Ohio employment data and more

Get Help from a Career Expert

Talk with faculty, family, and Professionals

  • Find out what a career is really like by speaking to someone in the field. Review the informational interviewing questions to ask and the list of possible people in your network to speak with.
  • Talk with your professors who have a wealth of knowledge about their career fields. 
  • Chat with family members about their work experiences and:

       » How they selected their careers,
       » What they find rewarding/challenging,
       » What skills they utilize, and
       » What their long-term goals are.

  • Explore programs and degrees at Kent State University
  • self-guided reflection

    » Try the Dare to Envision Your Future Work Day exercise to begin thinking about your future career and work-day preferences.

    » Use the Skills Sort (PDF) to identify the skills you are good at and enjoy to best match your career goals with your strengths and preferred activities.

  • Decision Making Tools

    » Use the Quick Career Decision Maker to better understand the factors that are important to you when making decisions.

    » Try Discover Your Decision Making Style to use your style to your advantage.

  • Career Maturity Inventory (CMI)

    » The CMI helps you gain insight into the process of and readiness for making career decisions. Take the Career Maturity Inventory.


    The MBTI is a personality assessment designed to measure preferences in how one perceives the world and makes decisions. Understanding your basic preferences can help you explore career environments that are best for you. 

    » Speak with one of our MBTI certified career advisor to determine if this assessment is appropriate for you. If so, you will be provided a login and password for access to the online MBTI assessment.

    » Cost: $17.00 for a detailed report and interpretation of results by a MBTI certified career advisor in a one-hour appointment.