Career Center

University of Mississippi

 

 

Self-Assessments

The Career Center offers student career-assessment services, namely TypeFocus, the Strong Interest Inventory, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Descriptions of these assessments can be found below. When students call or walk in to take the paid assessments to help resolve career-planning issues, they are first referred to a career counselor for individual assistance. Our counselors will discuss the student’s needs prior to assessment to determine if assessment would benefit the student. Appointments should be scheduled for one hour.

 

Paid Assessments (Meeting with a counselor beforehand is required.)

 

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI):

Cost: $25 for Students / $30 for Alumni

The MBTI helps students better understand their personality and preferences by potentially providing insight into how we receive, organize and act on information. After meeting with a counselor and paying, you will receive instructions to access the MBTI log-in page and take the assessment. A follow-up meeting will be scheduled with your counselor to receive your results and interpretation.

Strong Interest Inventory (SII):

Cost: $30 for Students / $40 for Alumni

The SII is designed to identify students’ interests and determine how those interests match up with those of individuals in more than 100 different occupations. After meeting with a counselor and paying, you will receive instructions to access the SII log-in page and take the assessment. A follow-up meeting will be scheduled with your counselor to receive your results and interpretation.

Free Assessments (Meeting with a counselor is optional.)

 

TypeFocus

typefocus

Cost: Free for Students & Alumni

The TypeFocus assessment is similar to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in that it helps students understand their personality type and related career options that are suited for various personalities. It also provides potential insight into work interests and values. The TypeFocus assessment is available at no cost, through the link provided in Handshake.