My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“Anytime students are talking with their families about what they're learning, that really pleases me.”
Humanities Assistant Professor Margaret Wiley


Career Interest & Skills Assessment

The Harrington Center for Career Development and Community Service offers a variety of assessments to help student and alumni clarify their interests, skills, and values.
 
The following assessments are free of charge and available on-line:
   
FOCUS on the Web offers online career assessments that create profiles of your interests, skills, values, personality, educational preferences and leisure activities. You then investigate occupations matching your profiles. For each occupation you will learn about the duties, education required, skills needed, specific working conditions, required training, job outlook, current and expected earnings, and much more.
  The Career Key is an assessment designed to measure your skills and interests. Based on your responses the Career Key will organize your skills and interests into a combination of three themes which will then be linked to matching occupations. Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook to gain career information about the occupations identified in the Career Key.
  The Keirsey Temperament Sorter II is an assessment intended to measure your unique personality traits. The Keirsey organizes your responses into one of four personality types. You may then explore skills, interests, and work preferences associated with your type.
 
Students are strongly encouraged to discuss the results of any of these assessments with a career counselor.