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Get to Know Yourself

Through the online tools listed below, and the assessment offerings at the UTSC Academic Advising & Career Centre, you can learn more about yourself and make wiser, more informed career decisions. 

Online Self Assessment Tools

UTSC's Online Self Assessment

This tool helps you examine four aspects of yourself:

  • Skills: the learned ability to do something well
  • Personal qualities: characteristics and needs that drive your behaviour
  • Interests: activities and things that you like to do, learn about and talk about
  • Values: rewards, satisfaction and desirable qualities you seek in your occupation

It is free to UTSC students and generally takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. When you complete the assessment, a 2-page report will be generated for you.

Authentic Happiness

Develop insights into yourself and the world around you through these scientifically tested questionnaires, surveys, and scales. Click on "Questionnaires" on the top tab to see a range of assessments. The VIA Survey of Character Strengths is particularly relevant to self-assessment for the purposes of career planning and/or the job search.

O*Net Interest Profiler

This interest inventory can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work.

Career Navigator

Self-assessment tools provided by the Government of Cananda. 

Monster's Self Assessment Centre

A wide variety of suggested quick quizzes covering personality type, communication styles, and more.

Assessment Tools Offered by the AA&CC

The AA&CC also offers the following two standardized, formal assessment tools to help you with career planning. Connect with an AA&CC Career Counsellor to determine if either of these tools would be beneficial for you.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can:

  • help you to understand how your personality type impacts career exploration  
  • assist you in understanding your communication style, preferred work tasks and work environments   
  • help you to identify occupations that are well suited for your reported type

The MBTI contains 93 questions and takes approximately 30 minutes complete. The Basic MBTI Profile Report costs $20 and the MBTI Career Report costs $25.

Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory measures your interest in a broad range of occupations, work activities, leisure activities and school subjects. The Strong can:

  • help you to understand your work interests
  • help you determine what kinds of work you would find most satisfying

The Strong Interest Inventory contains 291 questions and takes approximately 40 minutes to complete. The Basic Strong Profile Report costs $10.