FOCUS-2 Career Assessment

Career Assessments

Career assessments are inventories that are designed to help you better understand your unique self (e.g., interests, skills, values and personality) in relation to different careers and majors.  The Career Center offers a variety of career assessments to assist in self-awareness and self-exploration. Some of these resources are available to you free of charge as a Millersville University undergraduate or graduate student and some are optional, fee-based assessments.


What is it? FOCUS-2 is 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. 

  • Access Code PETAL. 
  • You must use your Millersville University email when self-registering
  • 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 use Handshake to schedule an appointment to discuss your results. 

Existing users
: Can access their FOCUS-2 account to review and update their customized FOCUS-2 Career Portfolio by clicking HERE.

Other Assessments

Are there any other assessment resources? 

You may also want to complete The O*Net Interest Profiler.  This is a FREE 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.

There are other optional career assessments available, upon request, for a nominal fee ($25-$30), including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Strong Interest Inventory, and the Strong & MBTI Combined Report.