Why Use Self-Assessment Tools
Assessment tools are one way to learn more about yourself. While no assessment provides an exact formula, the personalized data that the tools offer can help you identify and explore your own preferences, behaviors, and styles. Equipping yourself with this information allows you to incorporate your learning into future situations, whether that be groups in classes, externships, internships, sports teams, future or current jobs, or social situations. In addition, professional staff members will meet with you to discuss your results and further your exploration and learning about yourself, your styles, and your tendencies.
How to Request Access
Assessments and interpretations can be expensive, but current Bryn Mawr students have access to these self-assessment tools for free. For the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a counselor must first recommend this assessment during an appointment. Click here to make an appointment.) To receive a code to take any of the assessments below, please complete the following link. After completing the link you will receive an email from Career Engagement that will include the details and specific instructions for taking the specific assessment(s) that you selected.
The CareerLeader tool is a fully integrated approach to business career self-assessment built on the premise that your interests, motivators and skills will drive your future career success and satisfaction. Based on more than 50 collective years of scientific research and career development experience, CareerLeader has been designed to:
- Provide expert assessments of your unique pattern of business-relevant interests, motivators and skills;
- Match you to specific business-related careers when compared to their database of hundreds of thousands of business professionals and;
- Help you understand what organizational cultures will be the best fit for you.
Interpersonal Leadership Styles (ILS)
The Interpersonal Leadership Styles (ILS) tool allows you to better understand the implications of style diversity and its impact on your leadership and the leadership of others. This assessment explores how you use power and how you prefer activity, generating data that allows you to see where you fall in a range of four areas, as well as where you fall in terms of 21 different distinct leadership styles.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) allows you to identify basic preferences in four areas including how you like to interact with the world, how you like to receive information, what you consider when making decisions (people or information), and what structure you prefer when engaging in the outside world. Exploring these areas through this tool will generate data that allows you to see where you fall in a range of 16 different personality types. (Note: For the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) a Career Counselor must first recommend this assessment during an appointment. Click here to make an appointment).
The StrengthsQuest assessment tool allows you to better understand your strengths and learn how to build off of your talents. There are 34 different themes that have been identified based on a 40-year study of human strengths. This assessment generates data that allows you to identify your top five themes and comes with a report that offers ideas for action, an activity to help you explore deeper, and an action plan to help you set goals for how to best apply your strengths.
Strong Interest Inventory
The Strong Interest Inventory (“The Strong”) allows you to understand how your varied interests (school subjects, hobbies, leisure activities, etc.) connect to the world of work, which is grouped into 6 themes (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional). See how your interests align with specific occupations, each of which is described fully in the accompanying online tool. Learn about the projected growth, earnings, required education or certifications (and more) for each occupation you’re considering. (Note: For the Strong Interest Inventory a Career Counselor must first recommend this assessment during an appointment. Click here to make an appointment).