Assessment exercises are helpful tools but are not predictors of career success. Be sure to meet with a Career Educator to discuss your career interests and the results of your assessments.
TypeFocus is an online career development program that will assess your personality, interests, skills, and values so you can choose careers that best fit your natural strengths. After completing the assessment, you'll be given a tailored list of careers (and their corresponding majors at Arcadia!) that MATCH your personal assessment results.
Along the way, you will walk through 6 Steps to learn how to develop professional competencies, how to communicate effectively based on your personality type, and how to apply your new knowledge about yourself to land the job of your dreams.
Step 1: Self-assessment
Step 2: Explore your options
Step 3: Create your career roadmap
Step 4: Are you career ready?
Step 5: Get the job you want
Step 6: Success on the job
Created with your career needs in mind, TypeFocus offers a step-by-step program to meet them.
Arcadia students and alumni may visit: www.arcadia.edu/Typefocus and create their own account using Access Code: "ArcadiaOCE".
Accessing Your TypeFocus Records -- Previous Users
If you have already taken the TypeFocus assessment (prior to May 2020) and need to retrieve your assessment results, visit www.arcadia.edu/TypefocusArchivedData and log in with your previously created username and password. ***NOTE: If you'd like to re-take your assessment and access the NEW TypeFocus tools and resources, visit www.arcadia.edu/TypeFocus (Access Code: ArcadiaOCE)
Additional Career Planning Resources
Upon meeting with a Career Educator, other assessments may be identified as more appropriate for your level of career exploration and experience. Please ask us about the details of the MBTI or Strong Interest Inventory to determine if either career inventory is right for you.
Princeton Review Career Quiz. A 24-item quiz, based on the Birkman Method, will lead you to a list of possible careers & information about them. While you must register with name & email, the test is free.
Self Employment Screen. Check your entrepreneurial potential. Use the password EARLY. (Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, who may want to contact you if you score high on the survey.)
Jung Typology Test. Discover your personality type and how it relates to appropriate career choices.
NACE Career Readiness for the New College Graduate. The National Association of College and Employers (NACE) has identified (8) competencies associated with "career readiness" to help new college graduates develop tactics and strategies to successfully enter into the work force.