Self-Assessments

What can a career assessment do for me?

  • Know more about your unique skills, knowledge, interests, personality, values, and experiences.
  • A trained career counselor can interpret the results to help guide you toward the right career for you.

What will a career assessment NOT do for me?

  • It won’t give you magic answers or make the choice of a major or career for you.
  • It won’t interpret results, only a trained career advisor can explain what they mean for you.
  • It might not ring true for you. If an assessment tells you something that you don’t think is accurate, disregard the information. Trust your gut.

Want to set up an appointment with the Career Center to take an assessment? Unsure of which career assessment is right for you? Call 479-575-2805 or e-mail career@uark.edu.


Focus 2

Focus 2 is a self-paced, online career assessment that measures 5 separate areas to generate a comprehensive report that will include career fields and University of Arkansas major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. This assessment will enable you to self-assess your work interests, leisure interests, personality, skills, and work values so that you can make better decisions about your career goals and plans. Each of the 5 assessments will take about 15 minutes to complete. Your results will save automatically after completing each individual assessment. Focus 2 provides immediate assessment results online for students. Although students do not have to make an appointment with a career counselor to get Focus 2 results, we strongly encourage students to talk with a counselor or advisor for additional assistance. This assessment is free.

FOCUS 2 User Guide PowerPoint

First Time Users

If this is the first time you have accessed Focus2, you will need to set up an account. You will be required to enter an access code to create an account. The access code to use is "razorback".

Click here to setup your account.

Returning Users

Returning users click here to log in.


StrengthsQuest

Discover, develop, and apply your talents for academic, personal, and career success. All UA students are allowed to take this assessment one time free of charge. Failure to take the assessment once a code has been issued to you may lead to a $10 charge. To request a code click here. For more information visit http://strengths.uark.edu/.


Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory is based on the idea that individuals are more satisfied and productive when they work in jobs or at tasks that they find interesting and when they work with people whose interests are similar to their own. The Strong Interest Inventory Assessment takes about 30 minutes to complete. Call the main office at 479-575-2805 or e-mail career@uark.edu to access username and password for The Strong Interest Inventory. There is a $10 charge for this assessment for current UA students. UA alumni and non-UA students must pay a $20 fee to take this assessment.


TypeFocus

TypeFocus™ Careers assesses your personality type and incorporates it into seven personalized reports to answer: What career choices fit with my personality? How can I improve my chances for getting a job?

Click here to request password required to login to TypeFocus™. This assessment is free.


Career Search Videos

Click here to watch career search videos.