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Career Assessment

Learn More About Yourself and Your Options . . .

Career Assessment is a process to aid you in zeroing in on career options and a major that is right for you. Career Services offers several assessment options that focus on assessing your interests and abilities.  You'll learn more about yourself, your options, and what careers are best suited for you.  

We encourage you to follow-up with a coach in Career Services to help focus in on the right major for you!

Call:  218-755-2038 or Email: 

FOCUS 2 - A Career and Educational Planning System 

FOCUS is an internet-based program offering individual assessments that can help you decide on a career, major or graduate program that is right for you.  It provides information about salaries, hundreds of occupations, and job market trends.

FOCUS will help you:

  • Use the assessments to learn about yourself and find occupations that fit you
    FOCUS will suggest job families, and identify occupations based on your assessment
  • Plan your education
    Cross reference majors and occupations, find schools and scholarship information
  • Plan for work
    Information on  job boards, internship opportunities, and website links

Access FOCUS

BSU Students
Log into MyBSU and click "Focus" in the left navigation.

Prospective Students
If you are not currently a BSU student, contact our office at 218-755-2038 or 1-800-657-3726 for instructions on how to access Focus.


Strengths Quest - Developed by the Gallup Organization, StrengthsQuest uses StrengthsFinder assessment to assess your innate top five talents and offers online resources to assist student in using their talents in career exploration.  All students who enroll in First Year Experience Seminar will participate in StrengthsQuest and be given the opportunity to meet with a career counselor to interpret the results.

Other Assesments

CAREERwise Education

This website has an online assessment where students can “Match Your Skills to Careers” and it also has on “On-line Assessments” section. 


Your pathway to career success. Career One Stop has to tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.


The Minnesota Career Information System assessment is available for free.

GPS Life Plan

The GPS LifePlan helps students set goals and design plans that will lead them to the success they desire. This program has the flexibility to be used by students of all ages and at all stages. Explore the web site to learn more about the 5 Plans (Career, Education, Finance, Leadership and Personal) and discover how they might help you.