Dream It ~ Believe It ~ Achieve It

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 expert who may suggest one of the assessments below, followed by an interpretation of your results.

checkmark Chart Progress with our Career Readiness Checklist 


Uncover Skills And Interests

Career and self-assessment tools can help you gain personal insight and information  to better understand and reflect on your:

  • Interests - things you enjoy and have fun doing like hobbies and social activities.
  • Skills and abilities - your strengths such as organizing, speaking, writing, planning, and problem-solving.
  • Values - what's important to you and keeps you motivated like making a contribution to your community, providing leadership, or having job security.

Online Assessments

  • MYPLAN

    MyPlan assessments are free by using the KSU access code at www.kent.myplan.com. Assessments include a Skills Profiler, Interest Inventory, Values Assessment, and Personality Test.  

    Make the most of your results by checking "share results with a career advisor" when registering, then schedule a meeting with a career expert for feedback and next steps.

  • COLLAGE: A KENT STATE TO CAREER PORTFOLIO

    Login to Collage: A Kent State to Career Portfolio using your FlashLine user name and password.  Here you will find a variety of exercises that will assist you with developing self-awareness and thinking about your major and career goals.

  • 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 uncover your style and how to use it to your advantage. 

  • CAREER MATURITY INVENTORY (CMI)

    » The CMI is a helpful way for students to gain personal insight into the process of and readiness for making career decisions. To take the assessment, visit the Career Maturity Inventory.

In-Person Assessments

  • SELF- DIRECTED SEARCH (SDS)

    The SDS is the world's most widely used career interest inventory.  

    » Takes 20-30 minutes to complete and 15 minutes to review results during drop in hours with a career expert.

  • MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR (MBTI)

    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 counselors 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: $15.00 for a detailed report and interpretation of results by a MBTI certified career counselor in a one-hour appointment.

  • CARD SORTS

    Card sorts are an effective way to prioritize and categorize skills and values in a way that can aid individuals in career decision making. 

    » Allow one hour to complete and receive feedback from a career expert.