Career Exploration and Assessment Resources:

We offer a variety of easy to complete assessment tools designed to help you explore career opportunities that align with your personal design, talents, preferences.  Before diving in, make an appointment with the Center for Personal and Professional Development for help finding the right tool for your needs and the steps needed to complete them.  Email us for an appointment at career@gardner-webb.edu.


Refining Your Purpose 

On online workshop designed to help you explore and develop your personal mission and goals while in college. Click here to start the online module


Occupational Outlook Handbook 

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a career resource offering information on hundreds of occupations that provide the majority of jobs in the United States. Each occupational profile describes the typical duties performed by the occupation, the work environment of that occupation, the typical education and training needed to enter the occupation, the median pay for workers in the occupation, and the job outlook for the next 10 years for that occupation. Each profile is in a standard format that makes it easy to compare.


NC Careers

NCcareers.org provides valuable resources and assessments that can assist you in exploring career interests and specific career skills including detailed information on occupational ratings, job duties, education/ training, wages, employment outlook, and more.


Career One Stop

CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website provides students with a variety of free online tools, career assessments, information and resources.


Big Interview 

Big Interview is not only a great way to practice your interview skills, it also provides tons of video content on possible careers and skill development for specific industries.


Candid Career 

Candid Career is a fun and efficient way to explore careers.  Similar to YouTube, Candid Career provides thousands of video interviews with people in a variety of careers and industries allowing you to browse and watch by your interests. 


Discover Your Strengths

All incoming freshmen complete the Gallop Strengths Quest assessment during their University 111 course.  This assessment provides students with a highly researched talent profile to use as a guide for aligning their major and career options with their personal desires and design. Any traditional undergraduate student that wants to debrief this further can email us for an appointment at career@gardner-webb.edu.


Career One Stop Assessments

Career Interest Assessment

Skills Matcher Assessment


NC Careers INTEREST PROFILER

Take the O-Net Interest Profiler Assessment to help identify the types of work activities that most interest you.  From there you can browse occupations that match your career interests.


Dewey Color System Color Career Indicator 5.0

This assessment identifies your most enjoyable career paths offers guidance towards how best to present yourself in an interview. Career Leadership Evaluation


Dewey Color System Color Career Indicator 4.1

Your Top 50 Most Enjoyable Occupations! This assessment provides a report of your top 50 most enjoyable occupation options based on your results as well as current occupation/career statistics and videos providing more information on what each of these careers involve. Color Career Indicator


Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is the most widely used personality assessment in the world. The results of this test will provide a way for understanding individual differences and the way different people think, communicate, and interact. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator


Focus on Values Assessment

Find out what is important to you by taking a Personal Values Assessment.  Who you are, what you hold dear, what upsets you, and what underlies your decisions, are all connected to your personal values.  Your values reflect what is important to you. They are a shorthand way of describing your motivations. Together with your beliefs, they are the causal factors that drive your decision-making.  The Personal Values Assessment is a simple survey that takes just a few minutes of your time and provides a wealth of information about why you do what you do.  Identifying and establishing personal values is a great way to connect areas of importance to career options.  Click the link below to get started: Values Center Assessment