Career Counseling: Assessments & Exploration

Career Counseling

Confidential career advising is available to assist you with self-assessment, career exploration, decision making, and job preparation. Feel free to drop by 1F11, or Sign up for an appointment in Handshake.

Learn More About Yourself Through Career Assessments

Career assessments can help you identify your unique interests, strengths, personality, and values. While no test will provide you with definitive answers about what job or career to pursue, they can be very helpful as part of a general self-analysis or can confirm your chosen direction. The following assessments are free of charge and will generate detailed reports that you will review with the career counselor. Contact Career Services for links and access codes to the below instruments, or see some resources you can access without codes.

Strong Interest Inventory

Gain insight into your interests to help you consider potential careers, further education, and workplace motivation.

Strengths Finder

Discover what you naturally do best, learn how to develop your greatest talents into strengths, and use your personalized results and reports to maximize your potential through this talent assessment

Myers Briggs Type Indicator

Understand your own value and individual differences in directing and recieving energy, take in information, make decisions, and approach the world.

Keirsy Temperament Sorter

Learn about your personality traits, habits of communication, patterns of action, and sets of characteristic attitudes, values, and talents, as well as personal needs, the kinds of contributions you make, and the roles you play in society.

16 Personalities Test

Take this Personality Test and get a “freakishly accurate” description of who you are and why you do things the way you do, and learn what really drives, inspires, and worries different personality types, helping you build more meaningful relationships.

Cloverleaf Self -Assessment

Cloverleaf allows you to better understand yourself and your professional behaviour. It is an insightful tool to know which professional environments you would thrive in most, and what career streams may be best for you.


There are also a number of exercises to help you understand yourself better. Download the following exercises and work through them at your own pace.

Career Exploration Programs and Websites

  • Type Focus is an online career exploration program that helps you discover how personal preference relate to careers. The program also provides comprehensive occupational descriptions in a user-friendly application that you can return to as often as you would like and use at your own pace. To obtain the access code, please contact Career Services.
  • Vault Career Insider for provides information on companies, industries and occupations.
  • O*Net and Career One Stop are US Department of Labor sites providing occupational profiles, industry guides, trends, wages, and career videos.
  • What can I do with my degree? See Options with GU-Q Majors to explore the destination of Georgetown University graduates in each major 6 months after graduation, learn the typical skills you will attain and find links to professional bodies and information sources.
  • Search Linked In, or learn about GU-Q Alumni