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-logoPathway U: Assess your interests, values, and workplace preferences and learn how they connect to careers and UW majors at This online platform is designed to be a self-paced easy-to-use guide for self-discovery, exploration and connection with training, education and employment. After taking the test, you have the option to have your results further interpreted by a counselor. For this purpose, you can make an appointment with either the Counseling Center or the Career & Internship Center.

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. It takes about 30 minutes to complete online. Interpretation required. 


Fee for the MBTI assessment

Service Cost
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Individual Interpretation $40.00

Only currently enrolled, matriculated UW-Seattle students are eligible for individual interpretations of the Pathway U and/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


To request disability accommodations for your appointment, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or, preferably at least 10 days in advance.