Counseling Center

Career Counseling

The Counseling Center offers brief psychologically and culturally-informed individual career counseling to currently registered UW-Seattle matriculated students. During this time, you and your counselor will explore a range of subjects that will help you gain greater self-awareness, or clarity, about your academic and career goals. As a result, you’ll be better able to decide on potential majors and careers. Some of the areas your counselor may discuss with you include:

  • Cultural/family beliefs and values that have impacted your education and career prospects
  • Family expectations of what you should study or which careers you should consider
  • Your preferences for lifestyle, geographical location, preferred work environments, family needs, etc.
  • Your interests, motivated skills and values

Career Assessments

strong-logoStrong Interest Inventory (SII): If you only take one test, this should be it. The SII is the leading career planning tool for those seeking career direction. You can take it online in about 30 minutes. Interpretation required. 


mbti-logoMyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): When used along with the SII, the MBTI can be very beneficial in showing why and how we like to work. Like the SII, it takes about 30 minutes to complete online. Interpretation required. 


Fees for the SII and MBTI assessments

Service Cost for students
Strong Interest Inventory Individual Interpretation $40.00
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Individual Interpretation $40.00

Only currently enrolled, matriculated UW-Seattle students are eligible for individual interpretations of the SII or MBTI.

We can only accept cash and check. Sorry, no credit cards.

Values workshops

To understand your values and how they impact your career choices, we offer a quarterly workshop entitled, “Fame, Fortune or Fun?” to campus groups who request it. Scott Shiebler leads this highly-interactive workshop, open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

Recommended Career Resources

General career articles

Career-focused websites

Career books

  • Eikleberry, Carol and Bolles, Richard N.  (2007). The Career guide for Creative and Unconventional People.  Berkeley:  Ten Speed Press, Inc.
  • Tieger, Paul D. and Barron-Tieger, Barbara (2007).  Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Using the Secrets of Personality Type.  Boston:  Little, Brown and Company.
  • Best career books for young professionals
  • Job hunting and career development books

Career development videos