While it can feel like you need to know what you want, and how to get there, often there are circumstances and influences—both positive and negative, that are beyond your control and hard to predict. 

Self-assessments can be useful reflective tools if you feel stuck describing what you like and what you’re good at, but they cannot predict your ideal career path.

Self-guided tools

Clarifying your interests and values can help you determine career possibilities that are a good fit for you.

Identify the skills you have that align with the skills employers seek out in employees, and find your competitive edge.


Clarifying your interests and values can help you determine career possibilities that are a good fit for you.

  • SkillScan ($14.95 USD) produces a concrete and practical profile of your skills and preferences, then match you with a profile of possible relevant career choices.

  • CliftonStrengths ($11.99 USD) For those who want to explore and learn how to describe their talents. Get the Educator Price by using an alumni email address. 

  • Career Explorer (Free) The Career Explorer career test is made up of several parts, each specializing on a different aspect of your personality, interests, history, or asipirations.

How an advisor can help

Career Advisors at the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers can help you:

  • Reflect on your results and what they mean to you 
  • Discuss strategic methods to apply your new understanding to career possibilities
  • Create action plans to help you take steps towards your goals

We recommend completing any of the assessments above (self-guided or inventories), printing the results, and scheduling an advising appointment to discuss your results.

Recommended reading and videos

Self assessment resources for graduate students

Develop a career plan and make the most of your graduate degree.

Skills to do a job

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Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

Current Service Update

Career Advising & Drop-In Services  

In support of social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers has suspended all in-person operations and has transitioned services to online delivery. The physical CSI&C will remain closed until further notice. 

Career Advisors remain committed to supporting you with your questions and curiosities during this time.

  • Career advising is accessible through phone, Skype and Zoom, along with webinar options.
  • Same-day career advising available daily from 1pm – 3pm. Sign-up begins at 9:00AM.

Sign up in advance or on the day-of through CareersOnline.

For additional support, please email or phone 604-822-4011 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

Brock Hall
Room 1036
1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1