Career inventories are effective tools used for educational and career exploration. Based on self-reports, career inventories can provide insight on how individuals function using an unbiased, factual representation. All career inventory referrals and interpretations are part of the Career Counseling process.
College of DuPage offers the following used assessments:
- The Strong Interest Inventory provides a comparison of a person's interests with the interests of those employed in a variety of occupational settings. This information can help identify general areas of career interest, work activities, and specific occupations to further explore.
- The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality assessment. This tool provides insight into four personality aspects, which lead to a preferred personality style. Interpretation and synthesis of this information leads to an increased awareness of the relation of personality style to career fields.
- The Self-Directed Search is an interest inventory that classifies individual responses into six basic interest environments. It explores occupations and fields of study related to the individual's interest code. Please be aware that there are various fees associated with each of these career assessment inventories. If you are interested in exploring the options of career assessment call (630) 942-2259 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit Career Counseling for more information.
Career Exploration Workshops
Career exploration workshops offer direction on life and career planning. They can provide valuable information for those seeking help with career decision-making. This workshop is offered on a limited basis throughout the year and covers various career development topics.
Workshop time includes the explanation of career inventory results, along with guidance to integrate personal traits with career information. Discussions may also incorporate work-related values and skills to increase awareness of personal strengths. There is a fee charged for those workshops using career assessment inventories. To sign up for a workshop, register online and select Career Exploration Workshops.