Career Assessments

Unsure of a career or major? The UCSC Career Center offers assessments that can help you gain clarity.

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Monterey Bay Connect Assessment

Monterey Bay Connect has a FREE online assessment available to UCSC students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

It takes 20 minutes to complete, although you can spend additional time researching different occupational choices. It is meant to introduce you to your career interests, and we encourage you to explore your results using these resources as well.

Who should take this assessment?

  • Are you unsure of what careers best suit you?
  • Are you having trouble choosing a major?
  • This assessment will help you narrow down your interests to get started!

Click this link to get started!

What's next?

Drop into the Career Center if you have questions on your results. A career coach can assist you with interpreting the information you've learned about yourself, potential majors, and careers.


Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

  • 30 - 35 min. online assessment ($15 cost)
  • The MBTI is a personality assessment that helps you better understand yourself and the career possibilities you may find satisfying by evaluating how you perceive the world and make decisions. 
  • First meet with a career coach for further instructions on how to purchase the assessment.

Strong Interest Inventory (SII) 

  • 30-35 minute online assessment ($15 cost)
  • The SII is an interest inventory that identifies your areas of interests, occupations, and majors (if applicable) that you may be interested in pursuing.
  • First meet with a career coach for further instructions on how to purchase the assessment. 

Questions or concerns? Please contact the Career Center at (831) 459-4420.