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The UW Counseling Center offers career counseling and assessment services to help you make good choices. 
Career Counseling
Integrated Career Assessment 
Fees for Services

*You must 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 instructions prior to taking the assessments.

 Career-Related Workshops
Values Identification and Clarification Workshop

Career Counseling

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.

Integrated Career Assessment

You may 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. 

Career Assessment Interpretive Workshops
You may take either the Strong (SII) or the Myers-Briggs (MBTI) and receive your results in a 90-minute workshop offered several times throughout the quarter.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
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.

Strong Interest Inventory

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.

Please Note:
We cannot release your SII/MBTI results without a professional interpretation.   You must do one of the following:

How can I access these services?  Call the Counseling Center at 206-543-1240, or stop in at 401 Schmitz Hall, to schedule an initial meeting with a career counselor, to obtain information about the assessments, or to reserve a spot at an interpretive workshop.

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?

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
Career Assessment Interpretive Workshops
Strong Interest Inventory:  $20.00
Myers-Brigss Type Indicator:   $20.00
Alumnus, either workshop:  $40.00
Career-Related Workshops
Students:  FREE
Alumnus, each workshop:  $20.00

*Only currently enrolled, matriculated, UW-Seattle students are eligible for these services.  

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