Take a Career Assessment

The only constant in your life is you so getting to know yourself is ALWAYS a great investment! Learning more about your personality, interests, values, and strengths will help you make better decisions about your career goals, and help you evaluate opportunities in the future.

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a great way to explore academic, career, and lifestyle goals that may be a good fit for your personality. 

  • Designed around 16 unique personality types and includes a detailed MBTI Career Report
  • Get your results by attending a short MBTI workshop at the SECC
  • Cost recovery fee of $20 for U of S students and $30 for alumni
  • Register for a workshop and complete the MBTI through CareerLink's Events Calendar

Take a sneak peek at the 16 personality profiles:

ISTJ ISFJ INFJ INTJ
ISTP ISFP INFP INTP
ESTP ESFP ENFP ENTP
ESTJ ESFJ ENFJ ENTJ

The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) explores your interests and looks at how they can connect to academic, career, and lifestyle goals.

  • Designed around the 6 Holland Codes and includes a detailed SII Profile Report
  • Get your results by attending a short SII workshop at the SECC
  • Cost recovery fee of $20 for U of S students and $30 for alumni
  • Register for a workshop and complete the MBTI through CareerLink's Events Calendar

StrengthsQuest helps you identify and better understand your top 5 areas of greatest potential: the things that you naturally do best. Like the MBTI and the SII, StrengthsQuest will give you clues as to the type of work environments and roles in which you are most likely to thrive.

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Explore your options

Your career development is ongoing not just a one time decision. Take the time to explore your options and learn about industries and the job market before you graduate, and take advantage of the opportunities available while you're in university!

Meet with a Career Coach

Register for a 30-minute Career Coaching appointment for help making a career decision, exploring your options and goals, or simply to talk about where to begin to sort out your career direction. Meeting with a Career Coach can help you:

  • Better understand your current career related issues and situation
  • Articulate your goals and how you want things to be different
  • Identify your strengths, assets and supports
  • Explore different options, possibilities and solutions
  • Make a list of your next steps
  • Access additional resources and supports

Career Coaching appointments are offered daily, and are available free of charge to all current students and alumni of the U of S.  If you are looking for information about academic program requirements or help in choosing your classes, you will want to access Academic Advising.

* - statistics from Shaineks and Gluszynski, Participation in Postsecondary Education.