Career Counseling

WHAT HAPPENS DURING CAREER COUNSELING?

Career counseling helps you find a career focus through:

  • Personalized conversations with your career counselor
  • Career assessments, activities, and reading materials

WHO BENEFITS MOST FROM CAREER COUNSELING?

Career counseling can be useful for individuals who:

  • Do not know what career field they would like to enter
  • Are having trouble deciding on a college major or program
  • Want to confirm a career choice that they have already made

 


 

Career Decision Online Resources

    CAREER ASSESSMENTS

    Central Piedmont Community College's (CPCC) Career Services offers many assessment options; some free and some with a small fee. Should you decide to take assessments, your counselor will explain your options,  how to take the assessments, and will interpret the results with you.

    Career Coach Interest Assessment

    Career Coach is a career information resource that offers an online interest assessment to help you identify your interests and careers that relate to your interests. Career coach also has local salary and employer information, occupational growth projections, and information about CPCC's programs of study. Anyone can use this free career exploration tool.

    • Online interest assessment with guided worksheet
    • Get salary data for the Charlotte area and view current job openings
    • See the degrees offered at CPCC and how they connect to occupations

    Assessments through CFNC

    Try this comprehensive program that you can access online, for free. It is self-paced and includes a wealth of career assessments and information. Students may choose an English or Spanish version. Some of the program features include:

    • Complete interest, skills, and values assessments to identify your personal career options
    • Access over 650 descriptions of various careers
    • Watch over 400 career videos to see real people doing their jobs

    Visit the CFNC Free Assessments page for more information.

    Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) ®

    The MBTI can help you understand the attributes of your personality and how they relate to your career choices. You will receive a report that includes a list of possible careers. It usually takes from 20-30 minutes to complete.

    View MBTI sample report

    Strong Interest Inventory ®

    The Strong Interest Inventory examines your preferences about occupations, extracurricular activities, academic subjects, etc. By identifying trends among your interests, the assessment generates an extensive list of prospective careers for further exploration. Please allow 30-40 minutes to complete this assessment.

    View SII sample report

    The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory are the most comprehensive assessments offered. There is a fee of $14 for each of these assessments.

      ELIGIBILITY FOR CAREER COUNSELING

      You must be a current curriculum student to participate in career counseling.