The Strong Interest Inventory (Strong)
- Choosing a college major – helps students uncover their career interests and identify which areas of study are appropriate or required for a particular field
- Career exploration- opens up the world of work to first-time career seekers and those considering career transition by identifying their interests and demonstrating how they relate to various occupations and careers
- Career development- helps heighten individuals’ self-awareness and provide deeper understanding of individual strengths and blind spots
Review this Sample Results Profile to learn more about the type of information the Strong assessment provides.
The Strong assesses your interests among a broad range of occupations, work and leisure activities, and academic subjects. The Strong Interest Inventory is a carefully constructed questionnaire that inquires about a respondent’s level of interest in a wide range of familiar items (i.e., words or short phrases describing occupations, occupational activities, hobbies, leisure activities, school subjects, and types of people). The answers are then analyzed by computer to derive scores on measures of interest type, called scales. The results are printed on a report called a Profile, which presents the scale scores in an organized format and offers interpretive information.
The Strong is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students, and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete online. This assessment is available for FREE to Shepherd University students through the Career Services office in the Advising Assistance Center (AAC).
To schedule this assessment, contact us at 304-876-5317/or 5814, firstname.lastname@example.org , or stop by the room 104B or 104A in the AAC. After completing Strong, email email@example.com to schedule an appointment with an advisor to review and interpret your results.