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Career Testing

Career assessment is one way to find an appropriate college major and a career path. No test, however, will isolate "one" career that you must follow!

There are three online career assessment instruments available through the Student Services Office for students and non-students. Please choose only one of these tests to begin your career search.

 

Strong Interest Inventory, (SII)

  • Identifies career options that reflect your interests in 122 occupational fields.
  • Assists you in choosing appropriate education and training.
  • Helps you understand how elements of a job may differ from studying the subject (i.e. enjoying a Psychology course is different from liking the daily work requirements performed by a Psychologist.)
  • Identifies typical college majors and extracurricular activities or internships that provide "real-world" experience.
  • Shows your preferences for risk-taking, leadership and teamwork.
  • Includes 3 reports, 22 pages.
  • $30.00 for NCMC students and alumni; $40.00 for all others.

• iStartStrong version of the Strong Interest Inventory, (SII)

  • Identifies careers that reflect your interests.
  • Shows possible education and training programs.
  • Helps you identifying satisfying work environments.
  • Identifies enjoyable activities for your free time.
  • This is a customized, online report with results emailed to you within 2 business days after test completion.
  • Does not require that you meet with a counselor for test interpretation.
  • Half the price: $15.00 for NCMC students and alumni; $20.00 for all others.

• Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI))©, Step I, Form M

  • Choose this test if you are more interested in understanding "who you are" than obtaining specific career titles.
  • Identifies job families, or broad occupational categories.
  • Assists you in selecting a college major or course of study.
  • Aids you in choosing a specific job or career, or a career transition or shift.
  • Identifies strengths & potential weaknesses of your type in career search process.
  • Includes 2 reports (11 pages) plus booklet.
  • $30.00 for NCMC students and alumni; $40.00 for all others.

 

Procedure for taking the career assessments:

  • Pay Cashier's Office fee for the specific test you will be taking, see prices above.
  • Bring receipt to Student Services, and obtain on-line instructions.
  • Take the online assessment at your leisure (usually 30-40 minutes).
  • If the test requires an interpretive appointment, schedule it after submitting your results on-line. Make appointment by stopping by or calling 231-348-6605, Student Services Office.
  • Interpretive appointments are for 1.5 hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., fall and winter semesters only. No more than one test is interpreted during a scheduled appointment unless special arrangements have been made.