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): The SII is the leading career planning tool for those seeking career direction. It can be a very useful part of your career plan, by highlighting your patterns of interests, compared to a broad range of the U.S. population and to successful people in many careers. The Strong is arguably the best, most reliable indicator of your interest patterns, being revised and studied on a regular basis. It measures interests, not abilities, and can yield information about you and your personality as it applies to work content and work environments. It has been rigorously studied by researchers who have confirmed its use in helping people make informed career choices. You can take it online in about 30 minutes. Interpretation required. 

 
mbti-logoMyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): The MBTI provides a way to identify potential career options consistent with your preferences between two different ways of taking in information and two different ways of making a judgment. While the Strong Interest Inventory measures interests, the MBTI focuses on personality preferences and work/life orientations. It can complement the information you get from the Strong by confirming patterns and adding different aspects to your self-understanding and career exploration process. The information can be helpful in choosing a major or career and in considering which work environments will be most appealing to you. Like the SII, it takes about 30 minutes to complete online. Interpretation required. 

 

Fees for the SII and MBTI assessments

Service Cost
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 only accept cash or check.


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.


Career Development Videos