UC Blue Ash College

Career Development: Know Yourself

What are your values, interests, strengths, traits, and professional ambitions? These all play an important role in your career choice.

Consider using these assessments and resources to help you answer some of these questions and reflect on what they mean to you and your career goals.

  • Clifton Strengths: The CliftonStrengths assessment ($20) outlines your top talents, and then reports on featured definitions of each of those talents that are specific to you.
  • Career Explorer: Career Explorer is a unique career matching platform that will build career recommendations for you, based on your input. It’s a comprehensive interest, personality, and preference assessment that measures you against over 140 traits and uses that data to accurately find your top matches with our 800+ career encyclopedia. 
  • 16 Personalities: This 10 minute online assessment helps connect you interests and skills to one of 16 personality types and then helps you see related careers and potential opportunities.
  • Values Inventory & Work Preference: Choose from 2 different online assessments that allow you to pick some of your favorite work preferences and then your important work values to help you choose the right job fit.
  • O*NET Interest Profiler: The O*Net Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do. The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.
  • Enneagram: These 2 free online assessments help connect you to one of the 9 enneagram numbers. From there, your results help connect you to different aspects of your personality and how they affect your professional goals.
  • Career One Stop: This website, founded by the US Department of Labor, offers free self-assessments, interest assessments, and skills assessments that help you connect and grow in your career development.
  • MBTI (Jung Typology) Test: This free personality test is based on Carl Jung and Isabel Briggs Myers personality type theory. Upon completion of the questionnaire, you will: Obtain your four-letter type formula according to Carl Jung and Isabel Briggs Myers typology, along with the strengths of preferences and the description of your personality type.
  • Join a Student Club or Organization: Consider joining one of UC Blue Ash’s on-campus clubs or participating in any clubs at the Uptown campus. All participation is free for UC students (unless otherwise noted).
  • Roadtrip Nation: A tool that empowers you to define your own road in life instead of traveling down someone else's.
  • What Color is your Parachute?: This book serves as a great resource for learning more about your own career development. Stop by Career Services or the library to get information about borrowing a copy.



Contact Information

Sarah Grace McCollough

Career Services Program Manager
Email: mccollsg@ucmail.uc.edu
Phone: 513-558-9405