Career assessments are designed to help you understand how your personal attributes impact potential success and satisfaction with different career options and work environments.
While no assessment can perfectly capture who you are or predict what occupation you’ll pursue, they can help you narrow choices and discover options you may not have considered. Taking an assessment is a first step in the career exploration process.
Use the "Explore Careers" section to take free career assessments and learn more about different careers that suit you. You will also find other helpful resources within different sections and tabs of this website.
This free tool helps you learn about your interests, how they relate to the world of work, and possible careers you can explore. Once there, click the "start" button under “I’m not really sure” to take the O*NET Interest Profiler.
Discover the challenges you want to work on today by using this online card sort. Understanding challenges and issues in our world that interest and motivate you, will help you research different jobs and experiences that will support you in your decision-making.
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Discover what makes you unique with this free online assessment with 16 separate "brain game" exercises identifying both your interests and aptitudes.
Allow 1.5 - 2 hours to complete the assessment; results are provided within 12 hours.
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Take a free assessment that identifies your best fit when choosing a major at the University of Iowa based upon your academic aptitudes, interests, and personality.
Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers.
This worksheet will help you reflect on what's important to you, which is the first step to understanding what to look for in a job or career. In this document, you will gather what you are good at, experiences you have had, what you would like to improve or learn and what is important to you.
Looking to explore careers? Consider getting involved in experiences. There are many benefits to engaging with activities on and off campus. Find your fit by rating your goals in each column.
Below are free resources you can use to learn more about different career fields. Explore types of jobs available in different fields, what a job entails, if the field is growing, educational requirements, salary ranges and other helpful information.
Look up occupations to discover tasks, skills, values, work activities, educational requirements, salary ranges and other fun facts associated with different careers. Explore tools to help you match skills, experiences and interests to occupations and plan your next move.
Find career information on duties, education and training, pay and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
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