The Center for Career Development offers two types of self assessment testing to Anderson University students free of charge. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator and The Strong Interest Inventory.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator – identifies valuable differences between normal, healthy people, differences that can be the source of much misunderstanding and miscommunication. Taking the MBTI and receiving feedback will help students to identify their unique gifts, understand themselves, their motivations, natural strengths and potential for growth. There are 16 different types based upon MBTI.
MBTI is used for a variety of purposes including the following:
- Self understanding and development
- Career development and exploration
- Organization development
- Team building
- Management and leadership training
- Problem solving
- Education and curriculum development
Strong Interest Inventory – this assessment is a questionnaire that inquires about a student’s level of interest in a wide range of familiar areas which interest the individual. The test which has a total of 291 questions is given to the individual. The individual would complete the test and return the completed test to the Center for Career Development where it is mailed to CPP for scoring. Once the results are returned to the Center for Career Development, the student is called to schedule an appointment for interpretation of the test results.
The Strong Interest Inventory is based upon five main types of information:
- General Occupational Themes (6)
- Basic Interest Scales (30)
- Occupational Scales (122)
- Personal Style Scales (5)
- Administrative Indexes (Inconsistent or unusual Profiles)