Career Assessment Package

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Learn about yourself and connect to majors and careers

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What is the Career Assessment Package (CAP)?

Take assessments to understand yourself better and identify majors and careers that fit your unique personality, strengths, interests, and values.

  1. Take three online assessments.
    • Personality Assessment
      • The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) will help you design a career that fits your natural personality.
    • Interest Inventory
      • The Strong Interest Inventory® (SII) will match your interests to college majors and 130 different careers.
    • Values Assessment
      • The values assessment will help you determine what is most important to you and ensure you choose a career that fits you.
  2. Meet with a Career Development Specialist to review results.
    Includes two career counseling sessions (one 2-hour and one 1-½-hour) to help you interpret your assessment results and explore careers that people with your interests and personality enjoy. If needed, you can continue to meet with your specialist until you feel confident that you have picked a major and career right for you.
  3. Use what you learn to choose or confirm your major and career.
    Choosing a major and designing your future career is not easy. The CAP is a great way to assist you in this process. By working one-on-one with a Career Development Specialist, you will understand how your assessments can help you decide on a major and career that fits you well.

Get started today—how to take the CAP.

  • Call the Student Accounts Department at 847-214-7380 and tell them you would like to pay for the CAP.
  • They will ask you for your student ID number and credit card information. (Alternatively, visit Student Accounts in Building B, Room B151, to pay in person, cash, check, or credit card.)
  • After payment, you will receive an email with links to take the assessments and more specific instructions on what to do next. (Please allow 1-2 business days for email.)
  • You may visit the Student Success Center in Building B, Room B120, on campus. If you are a community member without a student ID#, please call Career Development Services at 847-214-7390.

Cost of the CAP

  • $20 for ECC students and alumni
  • $20 for in-district high school juniors and seniors
  • $120 for in-district community members

Cost includes the three assessments, two review sessions, and follow-up career counseling sessions as needed. The in-district rate for ECC represents Community College District 509. Determine if you are considered in-district.

Learn more about the three assessments

You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself through the CAP process to help you define and achieve your goals. Understanding the role your personality, interests, values, and strengths play in your future career is the foundation for good career decision-making.