Imagine Phd


Career and self ASSESSMENTS help you to learn more about yourself in a variety of ways. They can help you solidify what you already know, while discovering aspects of your skills, values, interests, personality and goals that you haven't considered. Applying the information from these assessments can support you in making informed-decisions to find best fit career paths and employers. Begin exploring the assessments below to discover which resources can best help you reflect:

Assessment Tools and Guided Reflection

  • ImaginePhD (interests, skills, values, goals): Geared toward (but not exclusive to) Humanities and Social Science graduate students, this brand new tool offers interest, skill, and values assessments, as well as the ability to connect your results to information about 15 relevant job families. Significant resources are also available for learning about each job family, whether you take the assessments or not. Notre Dame is a sponsoring institution, and it was developed by the Graduate Career Consortium
  • MyIDP (interests, skills, values): Focused on science and other STEM careers, MyIDP provides exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values; a list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills and interests; a tool for setting strategic goals for the coming year, with optional reminders to keep you on track; and articles and resources to guide you through the process
  • Truity (variety of assessments including personality): Assessments on Personality, Career Fit, Behavior, Strengths and more (free and paid resources)
  • Career One Stop (interests, skills, values): Sponsored by the US Department of Labor
  • Work Well: Take the scientific assessment and unlock your wellbeing profile: with results across four dimensions and twelve sub-dimensions of wellbeing, tailored insights, and suggested practices
  • "Are you Career Fit?": Overall assessment of readiness for career planning
  • Career Decision Making (CDDQ): A variety of tools to assist you in making better career decisions
  • Good & Co: The world's largest quantified culture network (personality, employer fit, and more)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): An introspective self-report questionnaire with the purpose of indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions (a scheduled appointment with a Career Consultant is required before taking the MBTI to determine if this will be beneficial)
  • 16 Personalties: A free personality test that offers an in-depth analysis of personality types as well as relationship and career advice
  • Truity Type Finder (Based on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
  • Human Metrics (Based off MBTI)
  • Truity DISC Behavior Inventory: Find out how the DISC factors, Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance predict your behavior towards others and the everyday things you do
  • Enneagram: Free personality assessment (9 different types)

Additional Strategies

  • Interpret & Apply Results: Meet with a Graduate Career Consultant to discuss results of assessments
  • Gain Feedback: Ask others in your life (friends, family, mentors, supervisors) about what they notice with your interests, skills, values and goals
  • Recommended Reading: Why Career Self Assessments Matter (Inside Higher Education)