Get to Know Yourself

UTSC student using the computer

The AA&CC offers several assessment tools to help you with career planning. Through these tools, you can learn more about yourself and make smarter career decisions. You can also attend the AA&CC's Discover Your Skills & Personal Brand[this is a change] workshop. See our links to additional resources too.

Name Features Time & Cost Sample
Online Self Assessment
  • developed by UTSC staff for UTSC students
  • quick and easy to complete
20 minutes

Free of cost

Sample Results
MBTI
  • the world's most popular personality assessment
  • tested for validity
  • multi-functional, can be used for career development, personal development, etc
40-50 minutes

1 hour take-up with career counsellor

$20 for Basic Profile or Career Report

Sample Basic Profile
Sample Career Report
Strong
  • tested for validity
  • measures your interests in relation to careers
  • compares you to people who have similar interests and are successful in their occupations
30-40 minutes

1 hour take-up with career counsellor

$10 for Profile

Sample Profile
Career Cruising
  • well-known assessment of interests based on Canadians
  • measures your interest in tasks and connects these to careers
  • compares you to people with similar interests
20-30 minutes

Free via CLN

  • Log into CLN, and click on Resources
  • Click on Log into Career Cruising
  • Click on Assessments, and choose Matchmaker & My Skills
Guided Tour of Career Cruising

Online Self Assessment

Gaining knowledge about yourself gives you the power to make good decisions about your future.
The Online Self Assessment helps you examine four aspects of yourself:

  • Skills: the learned ability to do something well
  • Personal Qualities: characteristics and needs that drive your behaviour
  • Interests: activities and things that you like to do, learn about and talk about
  • Values: rewards, satisfaction and desirable qualities you seek in your occupation

It is free to UTSC students and generally takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete. When you complete the assessment, a two-page results report will be generated for you.

How to get started

  1. Complete the 4 mini exercises in one sitting. Remember there is no right or wrong answer.
  2. Print or email yourself the results.
  3. Make an appointment with a Career Counsellor to interpret your results and learn more about your careers of interest.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can:

  • help you to understand how your personality type impacts career exploration  
  • assist you in understanding your communication style, preferred work tasks and work environments   
  • help you to identify occupations that are well suited for your reported type

The MBTI contains 93 questions and takes approximately 30 minutes complete. The basic MBTI profile costs $20 and the MBTI Career Report costs $25.

How to get started

  1. Make an appointment with a Career Counsellor or check our Events Calendar to find our next offering of the MBTI workshop.
  2. A link will be sent to your email with login and password information. Follow the instructions and complete the assessment.
  3. Make a follow-up appointment with the Career Counsellor to pick up your report and discuss your results. Or attend part 2 of the MBTI group sessions.

Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory measures your interest in a broad range of occupations, work activities, leisure activities and school subjects. The Strong can:

  • help you to understand your work interests
  • help you determine what kinds of work you would find most satisfying

The Strong Interest Inventory contains 291 questions and takes approximately 40 minutes to complete. The basic Strong profile costs $10.

How to get started

  1. Make an appointment with a Career Counsellor to see if the Strong is the right tool for you or check our events calendar for the next Strong Interest Inventory workshop.
  2. A link will be sent to your email with login and password information. Follow the instructions and complete the assessment.
  3. Make a follow-up appointment with the Career Counsellor to pick up your report and discuss your results. Or attend part 2 of the Strong group sessions.