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. 

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