Assessments and Exploration

Self-Assessments and Research Tools

  • Myer-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory

    Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI)

    Learning about your personality type will deepen your understanding of yourself, your motivations, natural strengths and potential areas for growth. This will help you explore how your personality, based on your innate preferences, fit in particular occupations and work environments. 

    The Strong Interest Inventory®

    Interested in doing, thinking, creating, helping, persuading, or organizing? Identifying your interests and preference for work environment can help you determine career interests and a college major. In addition, this inventory exposes you to occupations people who share your interest are often found in. 

  • Career Coach

    Career Coach Discover majors and in-damand careers based on your interests!

    Career Coach is a web-based tool to explore career and higher education opportunities. Easily browse current Alaska job postings, learn about workforce training and educational opportunities and access current Alaska labor market and wage data using simple online tools. 

    With Career Coach you can:

    • Take assessments that match your interests to specific college majors.
    • Learn more about in-demand careers in several industries.
    • Use a resume builder to put together a professional resume.
    • For Military Veterans: Find civilian careers related to your military occupation. 
  • Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS)

    AKCIS logoAKCIS has a plethora of information to guide and assist you in your vocational and career endeavors. It is the only regularly updated source of both Alaska and national occupational information that provides information to Alaska Native and rural populations. AKCIS is also the only system that provides information based on the needs of Alaskans. It contains numerous tools for sorting its occupational and educational information.

    With AKCIS you can:

    • Find detailed information on specific careers.
    • Take assessment and the Occupational Search to help decide what major of study or career path to choose. 
    • Find out what occupations would best suit you personally. 
    • Search for financial aid opportunities. 

    Use the following login information to access AKCIS:
    Username: uaanchorage
    Password: 4Student

    Students can create their own Portfolio to personalize username, password and search information. 

    Note: AKCIS is licensed to UAA Career Exploration & Services for UAA use only.

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Explore Majors and Programs

Visit MSC Academic Programs to learn about majors and programs offered at Mat-Su College that lead to the completion of an Associate Degree or certificate program or visit University of Anchorage Alaska to explore all academic programs. 


Exploratory Events

Attend program events or career advising sessions to learn about career paths and educational requirements.  


Additional Resources

Consortium Library UAA | APU: is a career development guide that lists the library resources useful in the career planning process.

Occupational Outlook Handbook Online: is the government's premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations.

O*Net Online: provides detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers.