Self Assessment

Good academic and career decisions are based on a clear understanding of personal interests, skills, values, personality characteristics and lifestyle preferences. Western's Career Services Center offers three career assessments to help individuals gain greater self-awareness:


Focus Online Career Assessment

FREE! FOCUS is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for use by college students. It will enable you to self-assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. Students who use FOCUS make better decisions about their goals and plans and learn how to self-manage their careers.
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Strong Interest Inventory

Used by more than 70% of US colleges and universities, the Strong Interest Inventory is one of the world's most widely used and respected career planning tools. The Strong provides insight into interests, preferences and personal styles. The Strong helps individuals identify areas of study, activities, internships and jobs they're likely to enjoy.



Myers Briggs Type Indicator

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most widely used personality inventories in the world. The MBTI provides insight into an individual's preferred manner of taking in and evaluating information and their preferred styles of working, decision-making and communicating.



For more information on these assessments, drop by the Career Services Center in Old Main 280 or call 360-650-3240.

Page Updated 05.14.2013