Career Assessment

Many career assessments tools exist for individuals to match their personalities to career options. The Office of Career Services encourages students to identify their passions and pursue careers according to increases the odds of fulfillment and ultimate success. Below are 3 assessments which might help you explore and clarify career options. Once you complete any of the assessments, you may contact our office at careerplanning [at] desu.edu to schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss your results.

CareerBeam

CareerBeam online has several career development tools including the career exploration/self-evaluation tool to help students explore and clarify career interests. DSU subscribes to this service. The Career Success Center of CareerBeam can be accessed by students.

Career Exploration/Assessing Yourself: Take a look at who you are today. CareerBeam’s unique career assessment tools factor in your values, temperament, interests and personality to help you develop — and achieve — career goals.

To register on CareerBeam and complete the assessment:

  1. First-time users: Go to the New User? Register Here under the login box, click and register
  2. Returning users: Log in on home page
  3. You must use your DSU email address to register
  4. Click the URL http://cb.careersearch.net/login/?school_id=2439
  5. An email will be sent to you to confirm your registration
  6. Once confirmed, you can begin the assessment
  7. Once in CareerBeam, click on Career Exploration tab and then Assessing Yourself
  8. To print your profile results, click on View Career Profile

If you are having trouble logging onto the site, or you have any questions that you cannot work through, please send an email to careerplanning [at] desu.edu.

StrengthsQuest

StrengthsQuest gives students and educators the opportunity to develop strengths by building on their greatest talents – the way in which they most naturally think, feel, and behave as unique individuals. Grounded in Positive Psychology and the Clifton StrengthsFinder, StrengthsQuest has helped and university students achieve academic, career, and personal success. Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Academics, Career, and Beyond by Completing a StrengthsQuest Assessment

Codes to access the assessment online are available by contacting the Office of Career Services at careerplanning [at] desu.edu or by calling 302.857.6120. You must provide your DSU ID# to receive an assessment code. Once you receive the access code, visit https://www.strengthsquest.com/register/default.aspx to enter code and begin the assessment.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Knowing your personality type, as measured through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument, can help you with career planning at every stage: from your choices of subjects and majors in school to choosing your first career, to advancing in your organization or changing careers later in life.

People often find difficulty defining what kind of work they want to do or why a given field makes them comfortable or uncomfortable. Personality type is a practical tool for investigating what works for you, then looking for and recognizing work that satisfies your preferences. Myers Briggs uses 16 personality types developed by Dr. Carl Jung.

Complete a free version of the Myers-Briggs.