FOCUS Career Exploration Tool

FOCUS will help you discover your interests, explore majors and learn about different career options through online career assessments.
First time users: use the access code "metro" when prompted.

Take a Career Assessment

The Career Center offers three career assessment tools free of charge. If you think you might benefit from taking one of the following assessments, schedule an appointment to determine which assessment is right for your situation. After you've completed the assessment, we'll meet again to walk you through the results.

  • StrengthsQuest - helps you discover, develop, and apply your talents for academic, personal, and career success. 
  • Strong Interest Inventory - provides time-tested and research-validated insights to help you in your search for rich, fulfilling careers.
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.

The best way to schedule appointments is via Handshake. You could also call 651.793.1528 between 9 A.M. - 1 P.M. or send an email to

What Can I Do With This Major?

Wondering what you can do with your major? Our Academic Programs include information on what careers are available for each major. We also provide an online tool, "What Can I Do With This Major?" that offers information on areas of employment, types of employers, and career strategies for each major.

Try on Some Informational Interviewing

Informational interviews are a great way to learn more about certain companies, what types of jobs are available and what those jobs entail.

CareerOneStop - U.S. Department of Labor's "one stop shop" for career exploration, training and jobs.

O*NET OnLine - also sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, O*NET OnLine provides detailed descriptions about occupations

Graduate Employment Outcomes - data tool shows how many Minnesota graduates are finding Minnesota jobs, and at what wages

Employment Outlook - data tool shows one-year and ten-year projections of employment growth or decline by occupation and industry for Minnesota's regions, statewide, and for the U.S.

Occupations in Demand - data tool shows high-demand jobs for each region of the state. See typical wages, education requirements, and where to find skills training

Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) - data tool shows employment and typical wages by occupation and region in Minnesota. This information can help employers benchmark wages and can help job seekers and students explore careers.