Are you trying to find career direction? The Career and Re-Entry Center offers many ways to learn about yourself, educational options, and career options. To utilize some of the career assessments, inventories, and surveys you may need a referral from a Saddleback College Counselor or the Career Guidance Specialist. You will also need to make a minimum of a 1 hour review session for each inventory.
Assessments offered by Career Guidance Services include: MBTI*, Strong Interest Inventory**, Sigi, Eureka Micro Skills, and the Strong Interest Inventory® (this is a partial list). Students are encouraged to review the results from any assessment with the Career Guidance Specialist or a Counselor. Call (949) 582-4575 to schedule an appointment.
This is a program that asks you to identify and prioritize the values that are most important to you. You will also pick some areas of interest and activities that you enjoy and find rewarding. Then you will use combinations of these selections to come up with careers best suited to you. Sigi can be purchased online for a fee.
Identify and prioritize the 35 skills that you would most like to use in your life's work. The online computer system will match these skills to the skill sets required in more than 250 careers, and identify those careers in which the skills needed closely match the ones you have chosen. You will then have an opportunity to learn more about these careers so that you can evaluate which careers might be the best choice for you. Eureka includes three different assessments.
The Strong Interest Inventory provides an opportunity to assess your interests in a wide range of occupations, work activities, leisure activities and school subjects. Test results provide you with a RIASEC code and diagram based on your interests, which helps you identify career options and possible academic majors. This assessment requires that you meet with a Counselor or the Career Guidance Specialist for a 1 hour appointment to review results. Many Counseling 40, 60 and Gender Studies 120 courses use these assessments within the classroom.
Ask the Career Guidance Specialist or a Counseling instructor how to access the instructional video and system link to take the Elevate inventories. Students will be given a specific code in your course.
Career Cruising can help you discover your interests. Contact us for a free access code - you will need to provide your Student ID number and name.
RoadTrip Nation is a video database that features thousands of professionals through real world interviews. Whether you already know your path, or you need to do more exploring, Roadmap to Careers helps you take the next step. Contact us for the access code - you will need to provide your Student ID number and name.
View this class example file to learn more about SIGI, Elevate, Eureka and other career assessments.
Take Charge Self-Directed Assessments Package
The Career and Re-Entry Center sells a comprehensive assessment package to career explorers to assess their interests, values, skills and personality type. This package of assessments is called Take Charge Self-Directed Assessments. This package includes personality, values, interests, skills and activities. The Take Charge packet is $35.00 for current students and $50.00 for alumni within the last year. Speak to a Saddleback College Counselor or the staff of the Career and Re-Entry Center for more information.
All assessments are for Saddleback students working with counselors and Career Guidance Services at our college or in the classroom.
*MBTI, Myers-Briggs, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the United States and other Countries.
**Strong Interest Inventory is a registered trademark of The Myers-Briggs Company.