Counselors are available to assist you individually with your career exploration. Our counselors utilize a number of resources to guide you through this process. Come in to Counseling, Testing and Career Services in room 223 of the Bennion Student Union to schedule an appointment with a career counselor. We offer resume reviews, mock interviews, and assistance with job search strategies. We also have computerized assessment instruments which are used to assist in career decision-making. The counselor will recommend which assessments are appropriate based on the client's needs and where the person is in the career development process.
FOCUS-2 is Idaho State University's online career and education planning system. FOCUS-2 is a self-paced career guidance tool designed to help you select the right major, clarify your career goals, and provide you with valuable occupation information.
- Career Assessments
- Occupational Advice
- Videos About Various Career Fields
- Career Planning Tools
- Career Options by Education Level
- Side-by-Side Occupation Comparisons
Focus-2 answers the questions:
- What can I do with a major in …?
- How can I prepare now for my future career?
- What is the job outlook for my chosen career field?
MYERS BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most widely used personality inventory. It is used to increase self-awareness and to help individuals understand and appreciate the differences of others. The MBTI measures preferences in four different areas and produces a personality type for each individual. It assists in career decision-making by providing information about what personality types are most often represented in different career fields. This instrument requires a follow-up appointment with a career counselor to interpret the results, and there is a fee for taking the MBTI.
STRONG INTEREST INVENTORY
The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) measures interests in a broad range of occupations, work activities, leisure activities, and school subjects. It provides a comparison of individual interests with people working in different occupations who are satisfied with their career choices. It increases self-awareness by suggesting particular environments in which individuals like to learn and work, and types of activities people find satisfying. This instrument requires a follow-up appointment with a career counselor to interpret the results, and there is a fee for taking the SII.
Career & Life Planning Classes
COUN 150, Career and Life Planning, is a 1 credit course taught each semester in both Pocatello and Idaho Falls. It emphasizes self-understanding and the career decision-making process. Course Description: Centers on theories and actual processes of effective decision-making with direct application to participants' short and long range life goals. Course will emphasize self- understanding and methods for gathering appropriate external information. Career decisions are emphasized.
Career Counseling Fees:
Career Counseling is free for ISU students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Community members are welcome to come in for career counseling as well, but there is a fee for each session after the initial visit.