Are you a high school student who has no idea what to do after graduation? If that’s you, know you aren’t alone. Thousands of students wrestle with the options of post-college plans (I know I sure did many years ago!). Maybe you are set on going to college, but you have NO idea what to major in and which college to choose. Or perhaps you are looking to go straight into the workforce, but need some help learning about what options are out there. Luckily, there’s a great tool out there that can point you in the right direction.
In my career counseling practice I utilize the Strong Interest Inventory® to help students learn more about their interests, work preferences, and possible career paths. This assessment gives students specific career suggestions based on your unique career personality. Many of my clients are shocked by the accuracy of their test results and leave the meeting with a list of careers they hadn’t considered before. Sound too good to be true? Let me tell you about the Strong Interest Inventory.
What is the Strong Interest Inventory®?
The Strong Interest Inventory® provides robust insight into a person’s interests, so you can help them to consider potential careers, educational paths, and the world of work. This assessment is backed by more than 80 years of research and has helped thousands, if not millions, find careers that align with their interests.
How does it work?
The Strong Interest Inventory® helps students discover their work personality by exploring their interests in six broad areas: realistic, artistic, investigative, social, enterprising, and conventional.
Students will receive a list of specific career suggestions, along with college majors to align with the career suggestions. Additionally, the assessment provides suggestions for clubs and activities to get involved in college based on the student’s interests and career results.
After a client and I unpack their Strong Interest Inventory® results, I give them a homework assignment to do some research on their career outcomes. Using a database full of thousands of careers, students can learn about the pros and cons of their specific career suggestions. During our final call, we discuss their homework and align secondary education options to support their career plans.
Interested in Taking the Strong Interest Inventory®?
I’d love to discuss how the Strong Interest Inventory® can help you and your career plans! Please complete my contact page and I’ll be in touch to schedule a free consultation call. If you’d like more information about what my High School Student program looks like, check out this page on my website for details. Gain confidence and momentum in your career path by learning more about yourself through the Strong Interest Inventory. Check out this video to learn more!
As a Strong Interest Inventory certified practitioner, I strongly 😉 believe in utilizing this tool for gaining self-awareness, confidence, and insights into career paths. This assessment helped me when I was a high school senior, confused about which career path to choose for myself. It’s very important to complete this assessment with a certified Strong Interest Inventory practitioner because there is so much to unpack with this complex and thorough inventory. I would be honored to help you uncover what is next for you in your career path!
* The Strong Interest Inventory is not only available to high school students– it’s a great tool to use for people in many seasons of life. If you’re interested in gaining career clarity, check out my programs for post-college professionals!