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The Strong Interest Inventory measures six broad interest patterns that can be used to describe work personality. These themes link to clusters of interest. Work activities, potential skills, and values can also be classified into these six themes. Taken together, these provide a link between the student’s emerging interests and the career and education possibilities likely to be most meaningful to them.
Here is a sample of the Strong Interest Inventory® Report, with attached College Profile.
After the student takes the Inventory I guide them through the results. Together, we consider how to apply the findings to decisions about college, college majors, and potential career paths.
Though few students entering college have made a definite choice of either major or occupation the Strong Interest Inventory helps point them toward rewarding college/career experiences.
$150.00 fee includes the cost of administering the test, related materials, and one ~60 minute session with the student/family.
The Strong Interest Inventory® is considered the standard of excellence in career assessments. It is based on decades of research and has been proven both valid and reliable. The Strong is considered a "restricted" psychological assessment, and as such, practitioners must be "Strong Certified" and typically hold a Masters degree in Psychology or a related field.
"The Strong Interest Inventory's qualitative features... and its psychometric characteristics continue to distinguish this instrument as a standard of excellence... for vocational interest inventories... Career counselors, psychologists, and others using the Strong will find they have an instrument that is methodologically sophisticated and that will provide clients with much information to ponder along with the resources with which to make reasoned career decisions."
- Case, J. C., & Blackwell, T. L. (2008). Review of 'Strong Interest Inventory®,
Revised Edition', Career Counseling Bulletin.