Career Counseling

Newman University

Deciding on a Career

Individual career counseling and guidance is offered to students and alumni who may be uncertain about what major or career to pursue and believe they would benefit most by working individually with a career counselor. This process looks at the career planning process, including self-assessment and career exploration. We will look at your interests, values, abilities and personality as they relate to career information. You will likely be asked to take some career assessment inventories as well as do some research on your own.

Career Assessments

For students questioning which major to choose, What Can I Do With This Major is a helpful tool for exploring various areas of study leading to successful career choices.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a personality assessment designed to help you understand yourself and others better. It can provide insights into what type of career might suit you best. The assessment takes about 30 minutes and is scored in our office.

Kansas Career Pipeline is a computerized guidance system linking your assessment to career needs in Kansas. Assessments include the Kuder Interest Assessment, Kuder Skills Assessment, and Super’s Work Values Inventory. Available at http://kansascareerpipeline.org/.

The Strong Interest Inventory is another assessment tool that can be used when planning your career. This assessment categorizes employment into six different career areas and matches your interests with those of satisfied workers in these fields. The assessment is not scored in our office and takes about one week to get the results.

There is no charge for any of these services for NU students or alumni.