Career Assessments

World of Work map based on Holland's Theory of Career Choice. Contains the realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and conventional career clusters.

Holland's Theory of Career Choice

The Focus2 Career Assessment is based on Holland's Theory of Career Choice. The World-of-Work Map is a helpful tool to help you understand more about yourself as well as how occupations might be a good fit for you. The map organizes hundreds of careers into smaller groups that are organized around four compass points: People, Data, Things, and Ideas. These compass points are primary work tasks that exist in most jobs. As you identify the types of work tasks you enjoy most, it can guide you to potential career possibilities.

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FOCUS 2 is an online, interactive education and career planning system. The self-assessment portion of the system asks questions about your work interests, skills, values, personality, and leisure interests. Your answers are combined to present a list of potential majors and careers for you to consider.

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Career Values Card Sort

Do you know what you value most? Whether we are aware of them or not, our personal values influence the decisions we make every day. Being aware of your top values can provide clarity in the career decision-making process, and the values card sort can help with that.

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CliftonStrengths for Students

Gallup's research indicates that people who use their strengths in their careers report higher levels of job satisfaction, and are more likely to say they find their work meaningful. As a K-State student, you can take the CliftonStrengths Assessment for free to identify your top 5 strengths and reflect on how your strengths could align with majors and careers.

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Strengths & Your Career