Personal Wellness and Career Resources

Personal Wellness and Career Resources

CAPS and Career Services both provide a range of support and resources that help Penn students to develop career readiness competencies as you transition from an academic environment to your professional life.

Career Assessments

There are career related assessments that students can take to better understand your skills, values, and strengths as you engage in the process of career exploration and development.

CAPS and Career Services offer to students:

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): provides a foundation for understanding individual differences and preferences, and applying that understanding to the ways people think, communicate, and interact. This tool identifies your basic "personality type" which can be related to future career choices & working environments.

Strong Interest Inventory: reflects your interests in relation to occupations, and compares your interests to the interests of people happily employed in a wide variety of occupations and identifies job titles related to your interests. Understanding your Strong Profile can help you identify a career focus and begin your career planning and exploration process. This assessment is ideal for undergraduate and Master's students.

Only Career Services offers:

StrengthsQuest: identifies your strengths and relates them to your educational and career plans. Helps you gain insight into your areas of greatest potential. StrengthsQuest is not a career assessment and will not tell you what career you pursue, but can provide valuable information about who you are and the type of work environments in which you are most likely to thrive.

More information about what Career Services offers please click here.

Career Counseling

CAPS' career counseling service helps Penn students gain greater self-awareness or clarity about your academic and career interests and goals, as well as a better understanding of factors (e.g.,values, expectations) that affect your choices and decisions. Career counselors are also therapists. They can help you better manage career related stress and maintain emotional wellbeing.

Career Workshops

CAPS and Career Services can provide career related workshops on the following topics to a group of participants based on request.

  • Develop Coping Strategies for Internship/Job-Search Stress
  • Learn to be Resilient in your Career Development
  • CliftonStrengths for International Students
  • Consider your Personality: Using the MBTI in Career Planning
  • Capitalize on your Interests: Using the Strong Interest Inventory in Career Panning
  • Market your Strengths in your Job Search Using CliftonStrengths

For more information, please contact Dr. Yuhong He.