Overwhelmed by the prospect of finding a career? Wish there was a way to filter through the options? Assessments can help you jump-start the process by giving you insight into your personality, interests, skills, and values.
Interested in taking the first step on your own?
Take a SELF-DIRECTED Assessment (PathwayU)
Seeking expert guidance? Want in-depth results?
Take a professionally-interpreted assessment (MBTI, SII)
PathwayU can help you discover more about yourself. Uncover your path toward joy, meaning, and purpose after learning more about what make you unique.
This new resource starts with questions about your interests, values, personality, and preferences for a work environment. Each assessment only takes about 5 minutes.
Then, based on your responses, PathwayU shows you dozens of potential career matches. For each career, there's a video overview, details about what's needed to be successful, salary information, job leads, and more. Create your account and check it out!
1. Log in to CES Career Resources using your Puget Sound credentials.
2. Click on the PathwayU logo.
3. Click the Join Now button to create your account.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to begin the assessments.
Like self-directed assessments, you'll complete an online questionnaire. Then, you'll meet with a CES Career Advisor who will interpret your results and can help you develop an action plan.
Tip: Each assessment takes about 1/2 an hour to complete, so be sure to allow enough time. It's best to take assessments when you are comfortable and alert. (Taking it an hour before a big test, after an all-nighter, or when you're in a bad mood may skew your results.)
Wondering which careers or work settings fit your personality? Identify preferences in how you process information, make decisions, and interact with the world.
CES recommends the MBTI to help students identify best-fit work environments, strategies for interacting with co-workers, and components that can lead to satisfying careers.
Want to know about jobs that are a match for your interests? The SII measures interests in broad areas, breaks them down into more specific topics, and compares your interests to professionals in a variety of occupations.
CES recommends the SII for students seeking information on potential career options.