Richland will be closed on Fridays during the summer semester.
The following assessments are available in the Career Center located in Room C129. Call (217) 875-7211, ext. 307 to schedule a time to use any of the resources or assessments.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality assessment. It is commonly used to increase self-awareness, identify work roles, and determine sources of work dissatisfaction. The MBTI provides a general understanding of a person's style and how they live their life. It takes about thirty minutes to complete and a forty-five minute appointment with a counselor to review the information.
The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is a survey that measures self-reported interests and skills and provides information to assist with career exploration and career development. SII helps students pinpoint areas of academic study that can build skill and increase career options. The SII is available on computer. It takes about forty-five minutes to complete and thirty to forty-five minutes with a counselor to discuss the results.
The Self-Directed Search (SDS) is a paper/pencil assessment. It is used to help you clarify and identify your occupational interests. It comes in booklet form. Plan to spend thirty to forty-five minutes completing the SDS and thirty to forty-five minutes with a counselor discussing the results.
The California Personality Inventory (CPI) was developed over 40 years ago as a dynamic and objective measurement of personality and behavior. The CPI provides an accurate, complex portrait of a client's professional and personal style. The CPI presents detailed insights into personality when used in a comprehensive assessment program. It describes a student as a close, knowledgeable, and objective friend would and is successfully used with adults to develop their work and personal lives.
A number of assessments are available free of charge on the Internet.