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San Diego State University

Career Services

Assessment Tools

We offer career assessments that you can use in all stages of your career development, from choosing a major, occupations and graduate programs to changing careers.

  • To obtain an assessment referral, ask a career counselor during your appointment, or drop by during our walk-in hours:
    • Mon – Thu: 1 – 2:45 p.m.
    • Fri:  10 – 11:45 a.m

 These assessments are available with a referral from a career counselor:


Image: Typefocus logo: Success through self awarenessTypeFocus is a career assessment tool that helps focus career decisions by providing individualized information about personality preference patterns, career satisfaction, and career options. TypeFocus can be applied to a variety of areas such as choosing majors, investigating occupations, and considering graduate school.

Free for students registered with Aztec Career Connection.

Strong Interest Inventory

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Strong Interest Inventory will help you to clarify your interests and identify majors and occupations related to those interests.

This assessment requires a $10 fee and a follow-up appointment for interpretation.

O*Net Interest Profiler

Image: onet logoO*Net Interest Profiler is a Holland code interest survey developed by the U.S. Department of Labor that generates a report with a student's interests and a list of occupations in "Job Zones" (level of education). Available free in our Career Resource Room.

O*Net Work Importance Profiler

Image: onet logoO*Net Work Importance Profiler is a tool that assesses vocational work values — what people think is important in their work. It helps participants identify their most important work values and the possible occupations that correspond with those values. 

Available free in our Career Resource Room.

Assessment Tips

  • Read the questions carefully
  • Don't overanalyze questions
  • Go with your initial thought
  • There are no right or wrong answers
  • Don't rush your responses 

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