The role of SOS regarding assessment tools for introspection and passion development
is one of provision and interpretation. Afterwards, the student is encouraged to
take the results to his or her academic advisor for discussion and to Career Services
Strong Interest Inventory
The Strong Interest Inventory® (SII) instrument is a powerful tool that can help
you make satisfying decisions about your profession and education. Whether you are
just starting out in your career, thinking about a change, or considering education
options for career preparation, you can benefit from the wealth of information reflected
in your Strong results. Working with your academic advisor, using your Strong Profile
can help you identify a career focus and begin your career planning and exploration
Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument
The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) assesses an individual’s behavior
in conflict situations—that is, situations in which the concerns of two people appear
to be incompatible. In conflict situations, we can describe a person’s behavior
along two basic dimensions: (1) assertiveness, the extent to which the individual
attempts to satisfy his or her own concerns, and (2) cooperativeness.
Work Engagement Profile
The Work Engagement Profile (WEP) measures key factors that keep one engage in
one’s work. When one is engaged in one’s work, one take steps to ensure that one’s
activities are effective in accomplishing their purpose. It is a tool used to evaluate
self-management. As depicted, self-management involves four steps:
Committing to a meaningful work purpose--one that is worth your effort
Choosing activities that you believe best accomplish the purpose
Making sure that you are performing those activities competently
Ensuring that your activities are making progress toward the purpose
Coping Resources Inventory
The Coping Resources Inventory (CRI) tells you about resources you have that
can help you handle the stress that is a natural part of life. Resources are more
than just the specific coping mechanisms or coping strategies that you use when
you are under stress. While specific coping strategies help you to feel better at
the time, resources are more powerful and enduring.
Work & Life Values
In the Work & Life Values Assessment, having a clear sense of your values
is critical to your self-development and will help you make satisfying life choices.
Values contribute significantly to a sense of fulfillment or meaning in life.
Interest & Skills Check List
Using the Interest and Skills Checklist, your interests and skills are summarized
using a four-box matrix. Each box of the matrix highlights a different pattern of
interests and skills revealing a unique profile and compares interests with skills.