Career Assessments

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

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Focus 2

Focus 2 is a FREE online assessment available to UCSC students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

It takes 40-45 minutes to complete, although you can spend additional time researching different occupational choices and viewing over 300 career videos!

Who should take FOCUS 2?

  • Are you unsure of what careers best suit you?
  • Are you having trouble choosing a major?
  • Do you know the UCSC majors that lead to particular careers?
  • FOCUS 2 will help you select the right major & make a career plan!

Check out our short video to help you decide if this is the assessment for you:  

How can I get started?


Create a new account


Log in to the account you already created.

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. 

Payment Information

  • Payment can be made through the Handshake system. Once you have completed your payment, you should print out the confirmation for your records. Bring the receipt to the Career Center for verification. You must meet with a career coach before making any payments or taking these assessments.


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