Career Assessment

Overview of Career Exploration

Career exploration is the process of examining who you are and then determining how you want to express that self-knowledge in the professional world. Below are tools to help you begin the process of creating an effective career development plan.

Assessing Yourself

Career Advisers can show you the wide range of career assessments we offer that help you determine your:

  • Existing skills versus skills you may want to develop
  • Interests and how they relate to the working world
  • Personal values and how to incorporate them into your work and lifestyle
  • Individual personality characteristics and how they support the types of work you may enjoy
Advisor Administered Career Assessments

Career assessments are given at the discretion of the career advisers, and include the Myers-Briggs (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII). Contact the Career Development main office by email or call 704-894-2132 to make an appointment.

Self-Administered Career Assessments

CareerBeam is a comprehensive, 24/7, user-friendly program that helps you determine what you want in your career and offers the steps to achieve it. It is a self-paced process that helps you clarify your career goals, develop a professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, develop a network, and implement a strategic career search.

How to use CareerBeam:

  • Take up to fifteen assessments/exercises that combine to produce a personalized Career Profile report.
  • Research 60 million companies, 70 million industry contacts, in-depth industry profiles, detailed occupational intelligence, and firms in over 170 different countries.
  • Access various career-related needs at any time and all in one location.

Both current students and alumni can set up accounts on CareerBeam.