Many students are undecided about their career plans or which academic program to pursue. Counselors can assist students in career decision-making, including strategies to explore interests, values, skills, personality, and life circumstances and how they relate to a student’s career choices. Career counseling differs from the Career Services and Industry Partnerships Center at Century which focuses on the employment seeking process (e.g. resume development, interviewing skills) and work experience (e.g. internships).
Career Counseling Services include:
- Career counseling to discuss career exploration or changes
- Professional career assessment interpretation such as the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- Application of other assessments to explore personality, interests, values, skills and decision-making
- Assistance with choosing an appropriate major or program of study
- Workshops and other groups related to career development
To learn more about our services, please view Personal and Career Counseling Services.
Career and Life Planning Process
Career and life planning is a process that is holistic and lifelong. It includes examining life as a whole—values, personality, interests, aptitudes, and life circumstances:
Make an Appointment with a Century Counselor
Students can schedule an appointment with a counselor through:
- Starfish located in myCentury
- Advising, Counseling, and Career Center front desk
Location: West Campus, W2410 (all services are virtual at this time)
Career counseling appointments are typically 60 minutes long. Professional career assessment interpretation such as the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator which are typically 90 minutes long.
Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday -Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 12 noon
Professional Career Assessments for Current Students
These professional career assessments are available free to registered Century College students. Please schedule an appointment for a career assessment interpretation with a counselor through Starfish and the link to the assessment website will be emailed directly to you. If you would like more information or are unsure which assessment to take, schedule an appointment through Starfish to discuss taking a career assessment.
- Strong Interest Inventory (SII): Compares your interests with those of people working in a broad range of occupations. (Does not measure abilities or aptitudes.)
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): Measures personal preferences that influence your learning and work style. Understanding your style can improve your education and career planning, performance, and satisfaction.
Schedule a 90-minutes appointment to review the results of this inventory with a Century College Counselor.
Career Exploration Tools
Careerwise: a Minnesota State career and education resource to helps you assess your skills and interests, explore careers, set goals, find a job, and plan your education at Minnesota State colleges and universities.
Career One Stop: Career exploration, training, and job search resources including self-assessments, career information/videos, and career planning from the U.S. Department of Labor.
O*NET: a database, containing hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: career information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Minnesota Occupations in Demand: A data tool that allows you to select and view high-demand occupation data by region of the state from Minnesota Employment and Economic Development. Site also includes a Career and Education Explorer.
Minnesota State Career Planning Workbook: A free resource to help you assess yourself, explore careers, set goals, make a plan, find a job, and manage your career.
My Next Move: An interactive tool to learn more about career options including an interest profiler. It has tasks, skills, salary information, videos, and more for over 900 different careers.
Roadtrip Nation: Videos and films about occupations, higher education, and career exploration, including detailed interviews with people about their careers.
What do I do with a major in...? College major guides with information on skills, career titles, industry, and professional associations.
Informational Interviewing: Talk to people who have jobs that you are intersted in to gather information:
What's Your Type - video about the MBTI with Jean Kummerow
MBTI Sharables: MBTI free downloadable images to celebrate, learn from and share charaterisitcs of your Myers-Briggs type.