Personality Tests and Assessments
Career assessments are inventories that are designed to help you better understand your unique self (e.g., interests, skills, values and personality). Career Services offers a variety of career assessments to assist in self-awareness and self-exploration. These resources are available to you free of charge as a Millersville University undergraduate or graduate student. The career assessments used in Career Services are FOCUS-2 and Do What You Are.
What is it? FOCUS-2is a self-paced, career guidance tool that can assist you in choosing an academic major or career. The online assessments help you decide on career goals and action plans by increasing your awareness of your talents, interests, values, personality and potential for success in certain career fields.
How long does it take? The FOCUS-2 assessments will take about 60-90 minutes to complete. You do not have to complete it all at one time.
How do I register? You may self-register for FOCUS-2. Use the Access Code PETAL. Create your username and password and save it for future use. CLICK HERE to self-register for FOCUS-2.
What happens when I am finished? After completing FOCUS-2, you will receive a great deal of information about yourself and about potential majors and careers. Some of the information may seem a little confusing or overwhelming to figure out. The best way to understand your results is to meet with a career counselor, who will help you in interpret the information. During the meeting you will have a chance to discuss your results and develop an action plan to help you achieve your academic and career goals. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your results, by calling 872-3774 or visiting Experiential Learning and Career Management (ELCM) in the Bedford House.
Existing users: Can access their FOCUS-2 account to review and update their customized FOCUS-2 Career Portfolio by clicking HERE.
Based on your meeting with the career counselor, you may be asked to complete an assessment called Do What You Are.
What is it? There is a strong link between personality type and careers. "Do What You Are(DWYR)" is a personality assessment based on Jungian typology. It identifies several dimensions of personality and helps identify your natural preferences, gifts and talents. The information helps you increase your self-understanding, identify majors and careers, and understand your learning style.
How long does it take?"DWYR" takes about 60 minutes to complete. Different college student scenarios are described and you are asked to choose which scenario is most like you.
How do I register? A career counselor must give you access to register for the "DWYR" assessment.
What happens when I am finished? The DWYA assessment will connect you to careers matching your personality types and interests. Meeting with a career counselor will help you process all of the information that you received. A career counselor can also help you get started researching potential careers using the O*Net career database which is integrated into the program.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Career Report
MBTI will be available to students on an optional, as needed basis, following the initial meeting with a career counselor. The administrative fee for the MBTI is $25. This fee covers the cost of the MBTI, follow up materials and staff licensure costs.
What is it?
The MBTI assessment was developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Briggs. The assessment is designed to help individuals understand their preferences in how they perceive the world and make decisions. The MBTI Career Report will give you valuable information about how your MBTI Type affects your career exploration; your preferred work tasks and work environments; and popular occupations based on your MBTI Type.
How long does it take?
The web based assessment takes 15-25 minutes.
How do I register?
A career counselor must give you access to the assessment. The administrative fee ($25) must be paid by check or credit card, in order to complete the registration process.
- To pay by credit card, use your Career Connection account, click on Events – Assessments. Complete the registration form and enter your credit card payment information in the secure payment portal.
- To pay by check, bring a $25 check or money order, payable to ELCM-Millersville University, to the Bedford House.
What happens when I am finished?
You will schedule a meeting with a career counselor to verify your MBTI results and discuss how your MBTI Type can help you connect with careers. You will learn how to research potential occupational choices.
Are there any other assessment tools? You may also want to complete The O*Net Interest Profiler. This is another web-based assessment of your work-related interests that was created for the U.S. Department of Labor: Employment & Training Administration. The Interest Profiler helps you decide what kind of careers you might want to explore. You can use the results generated by the Profiler to explore the world of work via 800+ occupations within O*Net OnLine My Next Move.