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Work with your career coach to: 

     1. learn about yourself,
     2. identify potentially satisfying career options, and
     3. develop your own career plan to achieve your goals.

Start with Focus to learn about yourself and the world of work, then meet your career coach to help you explore and grow your ideas.

Career Assessments

Understanding yourself is essential to choosing a major/career. Career Services offers a variety of career self-assessment tools and resources that can help you transform what you know about yourself into educational and occupational goals.

Professional career exploration counselors are available for free career planning consultations whether or not you choose to take career assessments. Call (435) 797-7777 to sign up for a “Career Planning Workshop” to determine how our resources might best serve your needs. The assessments offered at USU are briefly outlined below.

Focus 2


A self-paced career guidance tool designed to help you select the right major, clarify your career goals, and provide you with valuable occupation information.


Work Importance Profile (WIP)

Work Importance Profiler (WIP)

Identifies global aspects of work that are important to a person's satisfaction.
(Available only at Career Services)


SkillScan Professional Pack Card Sort

SKILLSCAN Professional Pack Card Sort (SS)

Identifies preferred skill sets and corresponding career options.
(Available only at Career Services)




Statistically compares your pattern of interests to satisfied workers in 122 occupations and highlights majors related to high interests.

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Points to Jungian personality preferences and correlating majors and career paths.

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Strong/MBTI Fees


Current USU Students

$25.00 each

USU Alumni

$50.00 each

Community Members

$75.00 each

Prior to taking either of these assessments, contact a Career Coach to arrange for payment, as well as to schedule your interpretation appointment to receive your results.

1. Go to
    Login: take
    Password: tests

2. User ID: You do not have one initially. One will be generated if you do not finish the assessment.

3. Click: Login

4. Click on the name of the assessment you are taking:
        Complete both sections of this assessment
        _____ Section I: Strong
        When finished click: “Begin Next Step”
        _____ Section II: Skills Confidence Inventory

     Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
       _____ MBTI Step I (Form M)

5. Find “Batch Name” on the next page and click this “drop down” group:
       _____CERC Office

6. If you must stop before answering all the questions to an assessment, click “Done.” The program will generate a “User ID” code for you. Write the code here:

7. If you later need to complete an unfinished assessment, repeat steps 1 – 3, and include your User ID.

8. Once you have completed the assessments, the process is finished. You do not need to print anything. Your assessment results are automatically sent to Career Services.

PSY 1220 Career & Life Planning

3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to enable the student to explore the various aspects of self and environment as they relate to establishing educational and career objectives.

A large part of the course will focus on self-assessment and value clarification. These processes will provide a foundation on which one may engage in career planning and decision making. Since most topics are personal issues, the class will of necessity be informal. Students are encouraged to use class time as a human relations laboratory. Careful listening, reflective thinking, and spontaneous responding are encouraged.

In addition, course assignments will include, career assessments, formal/informal papers, informational interviews, and a final exam.