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Career assessments can help you find the words to describe yourself more effectively and narrow down your interests.
Become empowered to achieve greater satisfaction with work and life! iStartStrong puts self-discovery into the hands of anyone seeking career direction. Based on results from the most respected career assessment tool, the Strong Interest Inventory® assessment, this personalized report paints a picture of how one’s interests and themes link to various jobs, work settings, and career fields. Use it to expand your career options and chart a plan of action toward finding a fulfilling career.
iStartStrong takes 20-40 minutes to complete online, and is $9.95 payable through your NDSU student account. Purchase it now by clicking the Buy Now button:
Assessment results are usually sent to students within 24 business hours. In addition, faculty and advisors can upload a list of students they would like to take an iStartStrong assessment as part of a class. Students pay for assessments through their NDSU student account.
iStartStrong is a self-interpretable version of the Strong Interest Inventory® – both assessments are published by CPP. For nearly 80 years, the Strong Interest Inventory® assessment has provided time-tested, research-validated insights to help individuals in their search for a rich, fulfilling career. As one of the most respected and widely used career planning instruments in the world, Strong has been used extensively in organizations and educational institutions of all sizes.
+ Identify and pursue a career path that aligns with your interests and personality
+ Gain valuable self-knowledge that extends beyond the classroom and Career Center
+ Receive a user-friendly, personalized, and interactive report in the form of a PDF
+ Experience a self-service model that requires no professional interpretation
+ The report is based on scores from the 291 Strong items and presents six prioritized General Themes (based on GOTs – see GOT hexagon below) and 30 prioritized Specific Interests (based on BISs)
+ Interest results contain hyperlinks to O*NET™ database with detailed information about occupations for easy research