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Assessment 

Getting to know yourself is the first step on deciding upon a major and career. There are a number of assessments available to Tulane community members which can help clarify your educational and career goals. 

 

Free Online Assessments

compass woofound

Woofound's visual personality assessment, Compass, gives you deep insight on your core values and character. It's fast, accurate, fun, and easy to take. And it uses the data it gathers about your personality and preferences to recommend careers just for you. On top of that, Compass gives you: 

  • A breakdown of how you stack up against Woofound's seven core types of personality.
  • Information about the kinds of people and work environments that help you thrive.
  • Possible strengths and weaknesses.
  • Personalized recommendations for careers aligned specifically with what makes you unique.
  • Essential details about each career recommendation - what level of education and degree you need, what to expect in terms of salary, potential job growth, and more.

Woofound's Compass delivers results instantly online, eliminating the long wait times and hassles of traditional assessments. Better yet, the assessment takes two to three minutes to complete. And you can review your results - or even take the assessment again - anytime a seed of doubt starts to creep in. Click here to get started!

Note: You will be directed to a secure log in page where you will need to enter your Tulane information. Compass can also be taken on your mobile device. If you would like assistance in exploring the results and what they mean for you, please schedule an appointment with your Career Advisor. Click on the logo to get started.


Do What You Are


The Do What You Are Personality Assessment can help you find ideas of what you could based on your personality. Learning about personality type provides students with accurate and valuable insights about themselves, their strengths, and blindspots, and their career-related needs.

Note: Do What You Are asks for your student ID Number when you register. We recommend that you use your student ID and not your social security number. If you would like assistance in exploring the results and what they mean for you, call our office at 504-865-5107 orclick here to schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor.


 

Self-Exploration

The first step in choosing a satisfying career begins with self-exploration. Self-exploration is the process of identifying your interests, skills, personality type, and values. To begin this process of self-evaluation, you must be your own influence!

 

Interests 

The process of choosing a satisfying career starts with this simple step. These are the things you like to do, the things that have captured your passion. Start off by asking yourself some questions: 

  • What activities are you drawn to?
  • What topics do you like to read about?
  • What do you like to do in your free time?

 

Skills and Strengths

A skill is something that we are good at doing or a characteristic that we excel in performance. Skills can be cognitive strengths, such as thinking and creativity, or can be physical such as communication and time-management. Skills can also be an area that you show talent or proficiency. Skills are important to identify because the better you are at a given task, the more likely you are to enjoy it. 

Internships are a great opportunity to gain valuable skills. When choosing an internship experience, be intentional about choosing an experience that will help you enhance a talent or skill you already have or help you develop a talent or skill that needs more focus. 

 

Personality 

Personality is another important factor to consider when deciding upon a career. Personality type is comprised of how people think and act based on inborn tendencies. We all show certain patterns or preferences of behavior and thinking over time. It is important to know our own pattern of behavior and how our behaviors interact with other people and different environments. 

 

Values and Beliefs 

Of all the areas of self-exploration, students are most likely to choose a career based on their individual values. Values can be described in two types: work values and lifestyle values. Work values are associated with job success and satisfaction, such as: 

  • Prestige
  • Job security
  • Creativity in the workplace
  • Working with like-minded people
  • Making a difference in the world
  • Making a large salary

On the other hand, lifestyle values are considered in a broader comprehensive sense, such as: 

  • Having time with family
  • Ability to work from home
  • Leisure time
  • Geographic location

Determining your core values and beliefs will help you realize what you want in a satisfying career.

 



Tulane University Career Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5107 csc@tulane.edu