Career Assessment Inventory
Choosing your career around the types of activities that interest you is key to finding career satisfaction. Taking the Career Assessment Inventory or the CAI is a way for you to categorize your interests to see how they match up to different occupations.
The CAI is a formal assessment based on the work of John Holland's theory of career choice. Holland believed that "the choice of vocation is an expression of personality." His theory suggests that there are six basic themes of people and work environments within which all jobs can be classified: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. Upon the completion of the CAI your Holland code also known as your RIASEC score will be revealed.
Discussing your RIASEC score with the career counselor will give you information about occupations that fit into your particular profile. Making good informed career decisions is what it's all about, use the CAI to find which occupation, career, college or training program best fit you.
You also may be interested in taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Personality Assessment in conjunction with the CAI.
- Contact Gisel Waide in the student services office 815-802-8530 to schedule an appointment to take the CAI or Myers-Briggs (MBTI).
- Prior to your scheduled appointment, visit the accounting desk to pay for the assessments. Proof of payment is required to complete the assessments at the time of your appointment.
- Assessments are facilitated by the testing center which is located in the student services office.
- Once you have completed the assessments set a follow-up appointment with the career development counselor, who will discuss assessment results in a one-hour interpretive session per assessment instrument.