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Center for Career Development

Center for Career Development

Franklin University’s Center for Career Development offers a wide array of services to meet the diverse needs of our students and alumni in today’s changing workforce.

Our goal is to help develop lifelong career management skills and integrate academic and career interests, as well as to connect students and alumni with employers and businesses interested in discovering great talent.


Myers Briggs Type Indicator

Quenk, N. L. (2000). Essentials of Myers-Briggs type indicator assessment. New York: Wiley. [reserve]
Myers, I. B., & Myers, P. B. (1995). Gifts differing: Understanding personality type. Palo Alto, Calif: Davies-Black Pub. [reserve]

A Time of Self-Discovery

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Get familiar with yourself and you’ll be able to recognize a good professional situation.  By identifying your interests, skills, values, motivators, and strengths through assessment tests or career coaching, you can become successful in any career because you’ve found the right fit for you.


Design an Effective Career Plan

MeetingCreate and follow a map for career success, just as if planning a trip. Set short- and long-term goals, then review and adjust them as you progress along your journey.

Career coaches and workshops can be a great asset as you develop and maintain your map.

Personal Assessment Tools

Personal assessment tools can provide direction as you navigate your choice of major or career interest areas. Visit the personality type page of the Learning Strategies guide for more.

  • MBTI Myers Briggs Type Indicator
    The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most widely used personality inventory. It is used to increase self-awareness and to help individuals understand and appreciate the differences of others. The MBTI measures preferences in four areas and produces a personality type for each individual. It also assists in career decision-making by providing information about what personality types are most often represented in different career fields.
  • Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI)
    The HBDI profile is an assessment tool that provides users with an in-depth understanding of their thinking preferences. The HBDI teaches you how to communicate effectively with others by understanding how they process information using their own thinking preferences.
  • MAPP (Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential Career Analysis)
    MAPP is an assessment that measures an individual’s motivation toward specific work areas. This assessment provides users with insight into their career interests and key career motivators, helping users to target the ideal career. This assessment is different from others because it focuses on employee motivations and helps users understand how these motivations influence career potential.

Identify and Access Your Skills, Interests, and Strengths

  • Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0
    Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Chances are you don’t. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. This assessment points to your greatest talents and potential strengths. The results will be a description of your 5 Signature Talents. You will learn how to develop these talents into strengths and apply them in academics, careers, and life.
  • Strong Interest Inventory
    The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) measures interests in a broad range of occupations, work activities, leisure activities, and school subjects. SII provides a comparison of individual interests with people working in different occupations who are satisfied with their career choices, and also increases self-awareness by suggesting particular environments in which individuals like to learn and work, and types of activities people find satisfying.

Financial Literacy Now

Financial Literacy Now

Financial Literacy Now is an initiative to raise awareness about the critical importance of financial literacy and provide greater access to financial literacy training, services and information.

Learn about...

Using a Debit Card
How a Budget Works
Choosing a Credit Card
Credit Scores
Smart Saving for College
Getting a Student Loan
Renting vs. Buying a Home
Qualifying for a Mortgage

...and more.


What Color is Your Parachute

"What Color is Your Parachute is the world’s top selling job search and career book, has been a New York Times bestseller for years. In 1995, the Library of Congress Center for the Book chose the book as one of the 25 Books That Have Shaped Readers’ Lives."

~ Alison Boyle

Bolles, R. N. (2012). What color is your parachute?, 2012. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press. [reserve]


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