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Career Development and Internships Office

Career Course and Inventories

Career Planning Course

ACSR 1030 is a 2-credit course designed for first-year, second-year, and transfer students who want to conduct academic major and career exploration. The course will help you increase an understanding of your own interests, skills, needs, and values. It will encourage you to actively plan the college coursework, employment, internships, and activities you need to support your career goals. You will also learn about the many experiential opportunities that will build the skills and experiences you need to become competitive upon graduation.

Interest Inventories

Choosing a major and a career can feel overwhelming. We want to help you make an informed decision by providing you access to interest inventories that can set you on the path that is right for you. After you take the assessment, we set up a meeting to discuss your next steps, including which courses, jobs, internships, or activities will allow you to express and build on your interests. We offer the following inventories:

  • Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory® assessment is the most widely used instrument for career development. The assessment will help you discover your interests, preferences, and personal styles—exactly the information you need to select classes or choose a career you can be passionate about.

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (counseling tool for seniors)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment offers a foundation for understanding individual differences and applying that understanding to the ways people think, communicate, and interact. The MBTI assessment is used to develop individuals, teams, and organizations to meet today’s challenges in such areas as communication, team building, leadership, and career management.

Track Your Career Advantage Activity Through Career Hub


Career Hub

Access your checklist on your personal profile. Check the boxes as you complete the listed activities and include additional evidence and short reflection in the text box provided. Your college experiences today are your advantages in the future!

Read the Career Advantage Student Guide for more information.