Next Steps in Career Planning . . .

It can get confusing, to say the least, in trying to discover your life calling as well as assess your strengths, interests, and skills in seeking clarification in your career goals. Frederick Buechner, a contemporary theologian, defines calling as "the work that [a person] is called to in this world, the thing that he is summoned to spend his life doing."  We want to help walk this journey with you, so please contact us to schedule an appointment, and let us see how we can be of assistance whether that be through discussions and/or taking one of the career assessments that we offer. 

We recognize that many students are not ready to choose a specific academic program of study when first entering HBU, and we can help if you need us. Below are some resources that are available through Career and Calling.

Career Assessments . . .

Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Indicator
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment is the most widely used personality assessment in the world. With a proven record of reliability spanning more than 50 years. It offers a foundation for understanding individual differences and applying that understanding to the ways people think, communicate, and interact. Contact Colette Cross to take this assessment. 

Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
The Strong Interest Inventory assessment is one of the world's most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools. It has helped both academic and business organizations develop the brightest talent and has guided thousands of individuals-from high school and college students to midcareer workers seeking a change-in their search for a rich and fulfilling career. Contact James Mable to take this assessment. 

StrengthsQuest Assessment
Your StrengthsQuest journey begins with a 30 minute online assessment, the Clifton StrengthsFinder. This assessment has helped more than 9 million people around the world discover their talents. After you take the Clifton StrengthsFinder, you'll receive a customized report that lists your top five talent themes, along with action items for development and suggestions about how you can use your talents to achieve academic, career, and personal success. Contact Colette Cross to take this assessment. 

Online Resources . . .

This is a FREE interactive resource for career exploration. CareerCruising is a great place to start your exploration and discovery about careers and majors. CareerCruising has been designed with one goal in mind: to help students plan their future. With exceptional assessment tools, detailed occupation profiles and comprehensive post-secondary education information, you can move seamlessly through the career exploration and planning process.  Please contact Colette Cross for website access information.

America's Career InfoNet
An excellent and extensive website, it is a component of CareerOneStop sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Information is from a wide variety of sources including government, business & industry and education.  

What Can I Do With My Major?
This resources assists students with identifying their majors. We can help you connect your major with a career field. For each major that interests you, choose "Information" to find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Keep in mind that the information sheets and websites are representative of typical career paths associated with each major and not a comprehensive list. You may want to explore information and websites from multiple majors to help you learn about a wide range of career opportunities.