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Learn About Yourself

What makes you curious? Following your curiosities helps you build a career. A good place to start is to explore what you want to learn more about! Understanding your strengths and what’s important to you in work, school, and life can also help you confirm which potential paths you may wish to explore.

MyPlan

MyPlan helps you learn more about how your interests, values and abilities fit into the world of work and relate to specific occupations.

  • What we recommend: A counseling session to help you maximize the use of your results.
  • How to get started:  MyPlan is a free tool that you can begin accessing on your own!

Additional Assessment Tools

When working with a career counselor, they may recommend that you take one of our assessment tools to help you with your major/career decision-making.  If so, that assessment is free of charge!  If you decide that you are interested in taking additional assessments, then small fees may apply.  Speak with your career counselor as they can help you choose the assessment that is right for you.

StrengthsQuest

Helps you learn about your top strengths as well as how to develop and apply your strengths in academic, career, leadership and other life situations.

Strong Interest Inventory

Helps you define general career areas and identifies a list of occupations that are a good match for your interest pattern.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Personality assessment tool that helps you describe your strengths, your preferred function in a job or organization, and specific career areas that might you might be interested in.

Career Thoughts Inventory

A tool to help you identify, challenge and alter negative career thoughts that impact your decision making.

Courses

UB 101: Major Explorers

The Major Explorers program through the UB101 course is designed to help undecided first-year students explore their academic and career options in order to increase their readiness to select a major by 45 completed credit hours.

UBE 202: Major and Career Planning

This course is designed to guide first- and second-year students, and those experiencing major transitions, through a career exploration process which focuses on self-discovery, exploring academic and career options and taking new actions to learn about possible paths after graduation.

UBE 302: College to Career

For Juniors and Senior getting ready to transition from College to a Career, this one-credit course will help you get the best resume and cover letter writing skills, job searching tips as well as networking and interviewing hacks. 

Get started today!

Call Career Services at 716.645.2231 or login to Bullseye powered by Handshake schedule a career counseling appointment to discover new interests and see how they connect to career possibilities.