Career Assessment Tools
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
The MBTI is one of the most widely-used instruments worldwide for understanding personality styles and differences and is based on the work of the psychologist, Carl Jung. The MBTI is used to measure psychological type and individual preferences which refer to the way we become energized, gather information, make decisions and relate to the outside world. These preferences help to guide us to our best-fit careers.
Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
The Strong Interest Inventory is one of the world's most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools. The SII is a trusted instrument for choosing a college major and career exploration, as it identifies interest areas and demonstrates how they relate to various occupations and careers.
Self-Directed Search (SDS)
The SDS is a respected career interest inventory designed to help people find a fit between their interests and the correlating career options which will be most satisfying. The SDS is based on Dr. John Holland's theory that people of different interests and personality types may find different work environments more to their liking.
If you would like an in-depth career counseling experience that utilizes career assessment instruments to assist in your choice of academic major or career exploration, you may arrange an appointment with a career counselor at the Career Center. Working with a career counselor, you will be able to incorporate the results of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Self-Directed Search into your career-decision making process.
Appointments to meet with Cheryl Stratigos, our Career Counselor, are scheduled through FSC CareerConnect, our online career services platform. To register for CareerConnect, go to: https://farmingdale-csm.symplicity.com/students and register for a new account. You will receive an email asking you to verify your account information, after which time you will be able to schedule appointments through the system.
Appointments to meet with Dolores Ciaccio, our Career Center Director, can be made by calling 631-420-2488 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability.