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The best way to make choices that fit your future is to consider your
career in the context of your whole life. Issues of identity,
self-esteem and family expectations, for example, are often significant
factors in career decision making. Individual counseling can
address all of these issues in an integrated way. There are
several approaches to career planning, including, but not limited to,
assessments. Your counselor can help you pursue the approach that
best fits your needs.
receive an individual interpretation of the
MBTI and/or SII in a session with a career
counselor, scheduled at
your convenience. An individual
interpretation begins by
scheduling an initial meeting with a counselor to focus on your career
concerns and determine whether the assessments are likely to help you
address these concerns. You then complete
the MBTI and/or SII and schedule a private session with a career
counselor in which the results from the assessment(s) will be
interpreted. You and your counselor will
discuss possible next steps.
The Strong Interest Inventory
(SII) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) look
at different aspects of you—one characterizes vocational
interests; the other, stable aspects of personality.
It is often helpful to compare your results on
these two assessments to see what patterns emerge. This provides an
effective way to integrate the
two assessments and identify the next steps for your career development.
You may take either the Strong (SII) or the Myers-Briggs (MBTI) and
receive your results in a 90-minute workshop offered several times
The MBTI is the world’s most-used indicator of adult personality
patterns. The results of the test can be used to help guide
decisions regarding majors or careers, as well as to help understand
and appreciate individual differences in interpersonal relationships.
The SII provides general information about your career interests and
how they compare to those of people in various occupations. Test
results include a list of careers that may be of interest, as well as
general interest “themes” to consider when planning your career.
We cannot release your SII/MBTI results without a professional
interpretation. You must do one of the following:
- receive an individual interpretation from a career counselor, or
- attend an interpretive workshop at the Center, or
- notify the Center of other arrangements you have made for
How can I access
these services? Call the Counseling Center
at 206-543-1240, or stop in at 401
Hall, to schedule an initial meeting with a career counselor, to obtain
information about the assessments, or to reserve a spot at an
Who can use these services?
All of the above services are available to currently enrolled,
matriculated UW-Seattle students. UW Alumni may participate in
the interpretive and career-related workshops only.
When may I take the assessments?
- Stop by the Counseling Center between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to
pay, complete some brief paperwork, schedule your interpretation, and
pick up the on-line assessment instructions.
- You may complete the assessments on any computer with internet
- Due to the time it takes to score your assessment and prepare
your results, you need to take the
assessment at least two business days before your scheduled
- There are No Refunds
|Individual Career Counseling*
Initial session: Free
Integrated Strong Interest Inventory: $40.00
Integrated Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: $40.00
Additional career counseling sessions: $30.00
Strong Interest Inventory: $20.00
Myers-Brigss Type Indicator: $20.00
Alumnus, either workshop: $40.00
Alumnus, each workshop: $20.00
*Only currently enrolled, matriculated, UW-Seattle students are
for these services.
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