Career Counseling and Assessment

If you are not sure about your career interests or your college major, ACE offers the following assessment tools and career counseling services. Please log on to the Benedictine Virtual Career Center (BVCC) for instructions on how to take these assessments online and set up a follow-up meeting with an ACE counselor.

Focus II

This online program is designed to help students discover career options through a variety of assessments exploring one’s interests and values; education and training; personality and life values; leisure preferences and finally, skills. The cost is free to students and alumni. The program can be administered on any computer that has access to the internet. Please log on to the BVCC to retrieve the link, registration information and to schedule a follow-up appointment with an ACE counselor to discuss your Focus II results.

Myers-Briggs

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is the most widely used personality assessment in the world. With a proven record of reliability spanning more than 50 years, it offers a foundation for understanding individual differences and applying that understanding to the ways people think, communicate, and interact. The assessment provides the basic MBTI four-letter type. Versatile and dependable, the MBTI tool sets the stage for lifelong learning and development. This career assessment tool can be administered online to Benedictine students in order to help them determine their career interest (cost is free for current students and $10 per inventory for alumni).

Strong-Interest Inventory

For more than 75 years, the Strong Interest Inventory ® assessment has helped organizations attract and retain the brightest talent and has guided thousands of individuals—from high school and college students to mid-career workers seeking a change—in their search for a rich and fulfilling career.

Still the most respected and widely used career planning instrument in the world, the Strong Interest Inventory® now includes 30 Basic interest scales, six updated general occupational themes, 244 occupational scales (122 occupations) and five measures of personal style to help individuals discover their interests and chart a plan of action to achieve a satisfying life of work and leisure. This career assessment tool can be administered online to Benedictine students in order to help them determine their career interest (cost is free for current students and $10 per inventory for alumni).

Exploring Career Options


Career Resource Library

ACE’s Career Resource Library houses hard copies of books containing everything from graduate school selection information to university catalogs.

Library materials include:
  • Career Books explaining different occupations, types of jobs and salaries.
  • Job search books containing company information, contact names and phone numbers, and national job listings.
  • Various job search handouts.
  • Graduate school handbooks.
  • Graduate school resources.
  • Free magazines that deal with job search and/or career topics.

Let us know what you are looking for and we may be able to provide you with the material.


ONLINE Career Resource Websites

CareerSearch provides you with access to a powerful networking database. You can search for information on a particular company, person, industry or location using a variety of search options. Users will only be able to create an account using their @ben.edu email address.

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