The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Know Yourself

Self-discovery is the first step in finding your career path.  Assess your strengths, weaknesses, interests, values, skills and abilities to narrow the path of your career exploration.

Focus2: Career & Education Planning Solutions is an online assessment system that will help you develop a picture of your personal strengths, interests, needs, and preferences, and help you develop a career plan. It can also help you to narrow down your selection of a major, if you have not yet decided. Once you have used FOCUS2, consider printing out your results and scheduling an appointment with a career advisor to discuss your findings:  Call 413-545-2224, or email careerservices@umass.eduTo set up a FREE account to use FOCUS2, you will need an access code.  The access code is "Goodell".​ 

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) identifies your personality type, your strengths, and your preferences as they relate to a potential career. It is not an online assessment—you must complete it at Career Services and there is a fee charged for the materials. Make an appointment with a career advisor, who is qualified to administer and interpret the MBTI and will help you understand what the results mean for you.