Get FOCUSed: FOCUS 2 Career Exploration Assessment
WHAT IS GET FOCUSed?Focus is an on-line career system that provides information to help you learn more about yourself and identify occupations and majors that may be a good fit for you.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Focus is divided into six sections:
- Welcome: Developing Your Personalized Career and Education Plans
This section offers a series of questions to help you become more aware of your academic strengths, career planning status, and personal development needs.
- Self Assessment: Learn Something About Yourself
This section offers a series of assessments. After you complete these assessments, Focus will use your answers to connect you to occupations and majors that correspond to your interests, skills, values and personality.
- Work Interest Assessment
- Values Assessment
- Personality Assessment
- Skills Assessment
- Leisure Assessment
This section offers you an opportunity to explore, learn about, and compare occupations by their title, industry, and major. You can review detailed reports of any occupation(s) to inform your career decision making process.
This section enables you to create a roadmap of your academic and career development activities.
This section offers a report summarizing your use of Focus, including your assessment results and any occupations saved as your favorites.
This section offers websites for job and internship postings, and links to resources recommended by the Career Development Center's staff.
HOW LONG WILL FOCUS TAKE?
Focus is entirely self-paced. Be sure to respond to all questions in each subsection of an assessment. If you close out of Focus before completing any subsection, the website will not remember your answers in that assessment.
WHEN CAN I USE FOCUS?Focus is completed online and at any computer that has internet access and web browsing capabilities. You can create an account and/or login to Focus HERE. The access code for new users is cheyney.
After using Focus, it is HIGHLY recommended that you come to the Center of Career & Professional Development to gain additional insight into your unique assessment results. You may contact the Center at 610-399-2270
Although we often recommend you start by using Focus, you can meet with a career counselor to discuss your career plans anytime. A very important detail to note is that career assessment is just that, an assessment. Career assessments are NOT tests. A test implies that there is one right or wrong answer. Career assessments are meant to provide you with some options to engage you and guide you in your career exploration. Ultimately, your major and career decisions are solely up to you.