Loyola University Maryland

The Rizzo Career Center

Career Assessments

If you aren't sure where to begin, can't pinpoint your career interests, or feel like you have too many options - a career assessment could help. Keep in mind, there is no magic test that will just give you an answer, but we can work with you to reflect upon your results and discern a way to use the information to progress in your career development. 

The Rizzo Career Center offers two primary assessments, each with unique benefits. Please read the descriptions below and select one assessment as a starting point. NOTE: your results come to us after you complete the questions so you need to schedule an appointment in Handshake to receive them. We have also provided links to a few online assessments that you can use on your own.

Strong Interest Inventory

This assessment looks at your career interests. You will rate a series of activities, but be sure to think of them in a vacuum, not assigning a career value or considering your abilities. The Strong is based on the theory of John Holland who set forth six categories of interests and you will learn which are your top two-three interest areas as well as corresponding careers.

Take the assessment, set aside 15-20 minutes to answer the questions, and then log in to Handshake and schedule an Assessment Debrief appointment in order to receive your results. You will not get your results until you meet with a career center staff member.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The results of this assessment focus on identifying personality traits that might provide insight into the way you work and careers you might enjoy. You will be given a four letter code to describe your personality type and see a report of the careers that are most common for others with the same type. The report also provides some insight into your strengths as a worker and environments that might best suit your personality.

Take the assessment, set aside 15-20 minutes to answer the questions, and then log in to Handshake and schedule an Assessment Debrief appointment in order to receive your results. You will not get your results until you meet with a career center staff member.

Online Assessments

These assessments are not affiliated with Loyola University Maryland, but can be useful resources in your career journey.

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