Assessments

Self-assessment is a critical first step for anyone seeking career direction. Self-assessment is a phrase that simply means taking the time to look inward and gain valuable insight about who you are, what preferences you have, what values are top priorities for you, and what skills, interests and aspirations you have.  Knowing all about yourself is the foundation of a well informed career (or life) decision. During your Mercer experience, take time to pursue the following meaningful assessments/exercises:

  • Assess your interests, personality, values, and skills
  • Review links between your results, academic majors, and careers
  • Explore and analyze occupational paths
  • Create an individual career success plan

Remember, assessments will not tell you what you "should be" or what you "should do.”  They are simply tools to help you clarify your thinking and identify options. 


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Based on the work of Carl Jung, Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers,  AchieveWORKS Personality has been used by millions of students around the world to explore their personality and help them better understand themselves and others. Students can make confident, informed decisions about their futures with suggested careers and associated college majors that have been shown to be most successful for people just like them.

People are happiest and most successful in work that allows them to use their greatest gifts, and personality is the best way to determine what those gifts are. Personality is the innate way in which people naturally see the world and make decisions.

The results are generated in a report that will automatically be sent to your Mercer career counselor/consultant. To get your results, make an appointment with the Center for Career and Professional Development staff and indicate that you would like to obtain your report.

 

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AchieveWORKS™ Intelligences helps students recognize their unique intellect, boost confidence levels, strengthen both emotional and multiple intelligences, and explore personalized career recommendations.

The AchieveWORKS Intelligences assessment and results provide a more rounded view of students by looking at the following types of intelligence: emotional, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, naturalist, spatial and existential. The report also asks students to rate themselves on the traits of emotional intelligence (EI) and provides suggestions to further develop all intelligences.

The results are generated in a report that will automatically be sent to your Mercer career counselor/consultant. To get your results, make an appointment with the Center for Career and Professional Development staff and indicate that you would like to obtain your report.

To take either or both of these assessments, you must obtain the Access Key.

To get the access key, students should login to your MyMercer account, click on “external Links” in the left menu, and then click “Career Assessments.” The current access key will be listed along with additional instructions. If you are a Mercer alumni without access to a MyMercer account, contact the CCPD to request the password by emailing your full name to Zelda Hill at hill_zd@mercer.edu