While formal assessments like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory can be really helpful for identifying career interests, they shouldn't be the only factor you consider. Your own values and preferences are extremely important to that decision as well.

REQUIRES APPOINTMENT WITH UVA CAREER CENTER
The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is an instrument designed to assess your interests. It compares your preferences to those of people in various careers, so that you can see what types of work you might enjoy most. It also matches your preferences to six broad areas of work environments and provides you with a 3-letter code that you can use to further research careers of interest.

REQUIRES APPOINTMENT WITH UVA CAREER CENTER
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) suggests that there are 16 different personality types. This instrument will give you an understanding of personality variables which can be important in determining a “fit” when researching your career options. The instrument will also give you insight into your interactions with others-both at work and outside of work. The SII and MBTI make a good package: the SII broadens your ideas of fields in which to do your career research; the MBTI helps you recognize what personality factors to consider as you plan for the future.

NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
Values are the viewpoint by which you see the world and by which you measure yourself.  As time goes on your values will prioritize and solidify to form an integral part of your character.  Just as it is critical to understand your personality, interests, and skills, your values will inform your career choices throughout your life.  The Life Values Inventory helps you assess and then apply your values to career decision making