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Advisement Center

MBTI & Strong Assessments

The Advisement Center provides the opportunity for students to take these assessments, which will provide insight on your personality type and interests to help you decide on a major.

Benefits of taking the Assessments

Exploratory Studies/Undecided, First Time- Full Time freshmen to take the assessments as a starting point for selecting their Exploratory Major Pathway option. However the assessments can help to guide any student navigating through the many major options available at WCSU.

Current Exploratory Studies/Undecided students are also encouraged to take the assessments before Majors Expo to prepare them for meeting with faculty and discussing majors related to the careers and interests found in the assessment results. This will make the experience more valuable and quite possibly help you decide on, or narrow the scope of, potential majors.


Register for the MBTI & Strong Assessments

All WCSU students can request to take the Myers Briggs (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory (Strong) assessments by using the request button below. Once the request is processed, you will receive an email notification from Elevate with instructions on how to proceed in taking the assessments. Once you’ve completed the assessments, please send us an appointment request so we can set up an appointment for you to review your results with an advisor.

Schedule an Appointment
 
Tips for taking the MBTI and SSI assessments:
  • Elevate, the assessment website, meets the highest standards of privacy and security
  • Completing the assessments can take between 30 and 60 minutes
  • It’s best to finish the session in one sitting, but if you need to stop part-way through an assessment and resume it later, you can
  • Don’t “over think,” just select the responses that seem most natural and comfortable; be honest about who you are (not who you or possibly others think you should be)
  • If questions seem repetitive or a little confusing, try to respond to each one

 


Information on the MBTI & Strong

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The MBTI is an introspective self-report questionnaire indicating preferences in how people perceive the world and how they make decisions. The scientifically-based insights categorize personalities into 16 possible types and identify common behaviors.

The assessment attempts to assign four categories:

  • Introversion or Extraversion
  • Sensing or Intuition
  • Thinking or Feeling
  • Judging or Perceiving

The results of the assessments will help you to see what majors and careers commonly go well with your personality type. Your results also help to indicate study strategies based on your results.

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The Strong measures career and leisure interests, it is used to help people making educational and career decisions. You will gain insight into the majors that line up with your interest and preferences based on your results of the six General Occupational Theme areas.

General Occupational Theme areas:

  • Social
  • Artistic
  • Enterprising
  • Conventional
  • Investigative
  • Realistic

The Strong will provide information on extracurricular suggestions, favored work style, best work environment, and career guidance.