Career Counseling

Choosing an occupation and program of study

What happens during career counseling?
Career counseling helps you find a career focus through:

  • Personalized conversations with your career counselor
  • Career assessments, activities, and reading materials

Who benefits most from career counseling?
Career counseling can be useful for individuals who:

  • Do not know what career field they would like to enter
  • Are having trouble deciding on a college major or program
  • Want to confirm a career choice that they have already made

Career Assessments

CPCC Career Services offers two assessments, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory. Should you decide to take assessments, your counselor will explain how to take the assessments and will interpret the results with you. There is a small fee of $10 per assessment. Do not let the fee prevent you from taking advantage of this opportunity to find the best occupation for you. There are several available assessments, just let your counselor know so those without fees can be assigned.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) ®
The MBTI can help you understand the attributes of your personality and how they relate to your career choices. You will receive a report that includes a list of possible careers.
It usually takes from 20-30 minutes to complete.

Strong Interest Inventory ®
The Strong Interest Inventory examines your preferences about occupations, extracurricular activities, academic subjects, etc. By identifying trends among your interests, the assessment generates an extensive list of prospective careers for further exploration.
Please allow 30-40 minutes to complete this assessment.
Try this comprehensive program that you can access online. It is self-paced and includes a wealth of career assessments and information. Students may choose an English or Spanish version. Some of the program features include:
  • Complete interest, skills, and values assessments to identify your personal career options
  • Access over 650 descriptions of various careers
  • Watch over 400 career videos to see real people doing their jobs
Visit the CFNC Free Assessments page for more information.
Many other free assessments are available on the internet. Individual results with free assessments may vary.

Career Decision Online Resources (click here)

Eligibility for career counseling
You must be a current curriculum student to participate in career counseling.