Identify Your Strengths and Development Needs

While in graduate school, make a concerted effort to explore your career options.  To guide you in this process, consider using any number of career assessment tools (see below for examples) that help you identify your skills and development needs.  Even if you have a particular career goal in mind, assessing your strengths will help you identify those skills you’ll need to develop while you’re in graduate school. Assessing your strengths and development needs also is an integral part of completing your Individual Development Plan.

AssessmentCostSite
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator $50 MBTIcomplete.com
SkillScan $15 SkillScan.com
Campbell Interest and Skill Survey $10 UNL Career Services
Gallup StrengthsQuest $20 StrengthsQuest.com
Strong Interest Inventory $10 UNL Career Services
Career OneStop Free CareerInfoNet.org
Career Exploration Free O*NETCenter.org