Career Assessment and Exploration
Oftentimes, incoming students are unsure of exactly what career they want to pursue. It can be helpful to spend some time discovering your personal interests and abilities in order to find a program area that matches your unique strengths. Below are some on-line assessments that can be helpful with that process.
Career Interest Questionnaire - Wisconsin Technical College
Participate in this 10 minute questionnaire about your interests to help identify which clusters (career areas) might be the best fit for you. Based on activities you enjoy, your personal qualities and school subjects you like, the questionnaire ranks the career clusters you may find most fulfilling. Fill out questionnaire now
TypeFocus is an online career development tool with the motto "Success through self-awareness." TypeFocus provides practical applications through online personality assessments and personalized reports that help connect you to careers that you may be interested in. The first time using this online tool, you will be asked to register or sign up using your name and email address. You will be asked to create a password and enter an Access Code.
Western's access code is 29HBA835
Tell mySkills myFuture a job you had. They'll find careers with similar skills to positions you've had in the past.
HealthCareerCenter.org has information about healthcare schools, jobs, and careers.
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.
Career Development Course #20890202
This one-credit, eight week course provides an in-depth opportunity for students to participate in personal career development to promote individual growth, academic achievement, and career satisfaction. It is recommended for all students as a means to clarify or validate their current and/or future career aspirations. Topics covered include a foundation of career development theory, assessment of self, understanding of the world of work, developing life/work planning skills, which includes decision-making and goal setting. These topics are presented using lectures, self-directed learning, group exercises, class discussions, guest speakers, multimedia, and panel discussions.