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Feeling overwhelmed? Questioning how to choose a major or career direction? Assessments are able to help clarify who you are and how your unique characteristics relate to majors and careers. 

The Career Center offers multiple assessments, paid and unpaid. Click the tabs to read more about the assessments we have to offer!

List of those offered

Assessments can give you a starting point to explore what major or career direction is right for you. 

interviewbefore.pngMy Majors 

Best for Freshman! Gives you possible MAJORS.

Take an assessment to gain your top 10 majors, explore what each major is about and what type of classes you would have to take.

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Gives you a personalized list of CAREERS.

Explore careers and take assessments exploring your personality, interests, skills, and values and how it relates to occupations. Focus 2 has occupations listed by what can I do with a major in…?, all CU Denver majors are listed.

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interviewbefore.pngMyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) 

Will help you understand your personality preferences.

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator helps you identify personality characteristics that can be useful in understanding personal work habits, decision-making and communication styles, preferred work environments, and potential occupations that may interest you.

This resource requires a $15.00 fee. If you are interested in accessing it, please contact us.

interviewbefore.pngStrong Interest Inventory 

Will tie your top interest areas into industries and career titles.

The Strong Interest Inventory can help you identify and prioritize your career-related interests. Based on more than 60 years of research, the SII is one of the most reliable interest inventories available today. It measures your level of interests in a broad range of categories and then compares your interests to those of people who are happily employed in a variety of occupations.

This resource requires a $15.00 fee. If you are interested in accessing it, please contact us.


Aids in identifying your talents and natural strengths. Also, helps with interviewing!

Your StrengthsQuest journey begins with a 30-minute online assessment, the Clifton StrengthsFinder. This assessment has helped more than 5 million people around the world discover their talents.
After you take the Clifton StrengthsFinder, you'll receive a customized report that lists your top five talent themes, along with action items for development and suggestions about how you can use your talents to achieve academic, career, and personal success.

This resource requires a $15.00 fee​. If you are interested in accessing it, please contact us.

interviewbefore.pngCareer Leader

Best for business students!

Career Leader is a comprehensive tool to help you analyze what career might be a good fit for you. It is based on scientific research to help you along.

This resource requires a $30.00 fee. If you are interested in accessing it, please contact us.

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Career Services Office Policies

Rationale for Policies: 
            The events organized by the Career Center staff of CU Denver provide students the opportunity to interact with many people in the educational, business, and professional community. Therefore, it is in the best interest of all participants to be professional, organized, and well-prepared. The Career Center policies are established to ensure a favorable impression of the University of Colorado Denver students and graduates to the professional community. 

Office Expectations of Students:
  • Provide Accurate Information: Job search materials should be truthful and accurate.
  • Act with Integrity:
    • Honor Commitments: Keep all scheduled career counseling appointments and scheduled interviews.
    • Genuine Interest: Schedule interviews only with employers you have a genuine interest in working with. 
    • Professional Conduct: Accept an offer of employment in good faith and notify employers of acceptance or non-acceptance of the offer.  After accepting a position, withdraw your candidacy from all other interviews.  
  • Failure to Comply:
    • No Show: Failure to show up for a scheduled interview on-campus may result in losing the privilege to participate in future employer-related events.  The only acceptable excuse is a substantiated family/personal emergency.  If you do not show up for a scheduled interview on-campus, you will be required to write a letter of apology to the employer and “cc” the letter to the Career Center within two days of the missed interview.  
    • Non-Compliance: Failure to adhere to any of the above office expectations will result in the denial of access to the Handshake or interview privileges with the Career Center.

In order to facilitate our mission, the Career Center is committed to the following:

  • Provide Services: Assist with career planning, self-assessment, resume development, and job search for students and alumni.
  • Access of Information: Provide access to comprehensive services, programs, resources, career opportunities, and a variety of employers.
  • Non-Discrimination: The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities. The University takes action to increase ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity, to employ qualified disabled individuals, and to provide equal opportunity to all students and employees.”


            Students and alumni who “no show” or request last minute rescheduling of their appointments three times will only be eligible to be seen during Quick Tip hours for the remainder of the academic year. Please call at least 24 hours in advance if you need to reschedule.
            If a student is more than 15 minutes late for a 50 minute appointment or more than 10 minutes late for a 30 minute appointment, they will not be seen and must reschedule or use Quick Tip appointments. No shows, frequent reschedules and tardiness are not reflective of professional behavior and must be addressed.
The CU Denver Career Center treats information provided during a counseling/coaching or drop-in appointment as confidential.  Exceptions to confidentiality are stated in detail below.  Confidentiality and privacy is strictly enforced, however the CU Denver Career Center cannot ensure that email communication will be entirely secure.   Therefore it is vital that you, as the client, choose the proper communication method with a career counselor or staff member that best suits your needs.  If desiring a more secure method of communication, you are encouraged to schedule an in-person appointment.
All information disclosed within a counseling/coaching session is confidential and will not be revealed to anyone outside of the CU Denver Career Center without your written permission, except under several conditions.  The following are exceptions to the confidentiality of information provided by clients in career counseling:
   When the client, or his or her legal representative, expressly waives confidentiality
   When disclosure of confidential information is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to the client or others
   When a career counselor consults with another career counselor to obtain professional information or
       advice to assist in serving the career development needs of the client
   When disclosure is required by law, including, but not limited to, court-ordered
When circumstances require disclosure of confidential information, only essential information will be revealed.  The contents of specific meetings between you and your counselor will not be discussed, but your overall progress may be discussed in general terms. To the extent possible, a client will be informed before confidential information is disclosed.
The CU Denver Career Center is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and follows the Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Services & Employment Professionals.  If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding the conduct of any career counselor, you may contact Sarah Trzeciak, Senior Director of the Career Center, at 303-556-2250 or


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