Career inventories and tests are not magic. They can aid your self-assessment process by highlighting your personality style or interests related to work and help you think about how your values or interests might match some specific career fields. However, you should talk with a career counselor at Career Services for a more personal and comprehensive evaluation of your career options and plans.
- SIGI 3
- Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory
- Other Online Assessment Resources
- SIGI 3 - SIGI 3 is a comprehensive, free career exploration tool that prompts you to discover your skills, interests, and values and matches the resulting profile to career options. SIGI3 also provides in-depth and up-to-date career information.
Access to SIGI 3 has been generously underwritten by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. SIGI 3 is PennKey protected and available through the Digital Career Resources page. If you don't already have an active PennKey session, you will be prompted you to enter your PennKey and password, and then allow you to proceed to SIGI 3.
If you do not have a PennKey, please visit the PennKey website to obtain one.
- Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - The Myers Briggs Type Indicator is available through Career Services. This inventory is designed to assess the preferences linked to your personality.
- Strong Interest Inventory - The Strong Interest Inventory is available through Career Services. This inventory is designed to assess interests and preferred work styles and relate them to a variety of career fields and occupations.
- Current Students: $15 for one test, $30 for both*
- Current Postdocs: $25 for one test, $50 for both
- Alumni: $25 for one test, $50 for both*.
* Current students and alumni requesting these services must be from degree programs in the schools that Career Services serves.
For more information on MBTI or Strong Inventory, please set up an appointment (or stop by for walk-ins) with a career advisor that serves your school to discuss how you can use these assessments in your career development, and to find out what the next steps are to take one or both.
- CliftonStrengths - CliftonStrengths is an assessment that tracks your top five talent themes as a means toward helping you to discover your strengths. The instrument will also provide guidance on how to apply your strengths to your academics, career planning and leadership development.
For more information on CliftonStrengths, please set up an appointment (or stop by for walk-ins) with a career advisor that serves your school to discuss how you can use this assessment in your career development, and to find out what the next steps are to take it.
- Talentoday - Talentoday will allow you to easily assess your core soft skills and motivations, and immediately discover what job profiles fit your personality best. The resource is completely free and is now available for all students and alumni. Take a 11-minute online self-assessment and discover your unique qualities and job possibilities.