Self-Assessment Surveys: Interests

Imagine choosing a major that you really enjoy and courses you do well in  or a career that offers you rewarding and positive experiences. Interests can play a major role in helping you make satisfying academic and career decisions. To be successful in a major or career, you will need to invest time and energy which is more likely to happen when you have a genuine interest in the field or discipline.1


Follow the Steps Below:

  1. Complete the Self Exploration Chart: Interests 

      Answer important questions to identify your interests in order to target majors and careers you would like to investigate further.
  2. Take an interest inventory

    • IDENTIFY compatible majors and careers that support your interests. Speak with your Exploratory Major Academic Advisor to help access the best survey for you and review your results. 
    • ºStrong Interest Inventory ($35)
      “One of the most widely used and reliable assessments used in the United States for nearly 80 years by educational settings, public institutions, and private organizations to help students discover satisfying majors and careers that they can be passionate about.”2
      O*Net Interest Profiler
      A free online tool designed by the US Department of Labor to help you identify your interests and how they relate to careers that you may want to explore.
      ºCareer Exploration Inventory or Career Cluster Interest Inventory
      Guidance tools based on the U.S. Department of Education’s Career Cluster model used to identify your top career and academic interests.
      ºThis inventory is administered by UAA's Advising & Testing Center.
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  • 1. Interests. Arizona State University. 20 Aug 2013. Retrieved from ASU website:
  • 2. Strong Interest Inventory. CPP. 20 Aug 2013. Retrieved from website: