DIVISION OF STUDENT SERVICES
Tools for Career Decision Making
Career decision making is a process that includes self reflection, exploration, experience, and ongoing evaluation. Career services offers the following assessment tools to assist students and recent alumni as you reflect on prospective career decisions.
A career counselor guides the use of these instruments and assists in interpreting your results. If you are interested in learning more about any of these career assessments, please call 503.777.7550 to schedule an appointment. If you would like to begin a self assessment process immediately, follow the directions.
Strong Interest Survey
Captures your like and dislike and compares them to the likes and dislikes of professionals individuals from 120 occupations. (If you share common interests, you may be interested in similar work). The results will help guide you toward a rewarding careers, work projects, educational programs, and volunteer and avocational activities. Click here if you are member of the Reed community and would like to take this instrument followed by a session with a career counselor to interpret the results.
Myers-Briggs Personality Test
Tracks your preferences along four spectrums to determine which of sixteen personality types best fit you. Helps you recognize how your preference for looking at things and decision making. Knowing more about yourself in these ways can help you capitalize on your strengths, understand your own and others’ communication preferences, and determine your optimal work environment. When one is allowed to operate using their preferences their performance will be enhanced. Click here if you are member of the Reed community and would like to take this instrument followed by a session with a career counselor to interpret the results.
The next two tools can be completed as part of an advising session. They are mentioned here because they are likely to come up in a counseling session.
Kerwin Values Survey
Encourages reflection on what is important to you in the work place. Discover your values as they relate to purpose, process, people, paybacks, and place to determine if a job or internship will match what you value.
Dependable Strengths Articulation
By examining experiences which bring you satisfaction, success, and joy, you will identify your strengths and talents, uncover hidden potential, and become more motivated to strive for experiences which will result in success.