Career Assessment

Understanding yourself is essential to choosing a career or finding the right Gateway program. Gateway’s Career and Employment Services (CES) offers a variety of career-related self-exploration tools and resources that can help you develop your educational and occupational goals. 

Career counselors are available to help you with career planning and to explain the results of your career assessments. You can access some assessments directly from this page, while others will be provided after an initial contact with CES. 

Call 1-800-247-7122 to schedule an appointment with a career counselor.

Focus 2

This self-paced, online career and education planning tool is designed to help you make decisions about your future through several short assessments to help you identify your top work interests, values, skills and personality type. Use FOCUS 2 to help choose, confirm or change your program of study. Learn how to get started with FOCUS 2.

CliftonStrengths for Students

CliftonStrengths is an assessment that helps identify natural talents to help you build on them and develop them into strengths, which can help achieve academic, career and personal success. Learn more about strengths, the CliftonStrengths assessment or strengths workshops on our Strengths for Students webpage.

O*NET Interest Profiler

The Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are, how they relate to the world of work, and helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.

Personality Mosaic

This pencil and paper assessment helps you explore your personality type. A career counselor will help you understand the different personality types and how yours can be used in the career-planning process.

Career Interest Questionnaire

This short questionnaire explores your interests to help identify which career clusters might be a fit for you. Results are based on activities you enjoy, your personal qualities and school subject you like.

Skill Explorer

Skill Explorer looks beyond job titles to match you with new opportunities related to the skills and training you already have.