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Self-Assessments are a great tool early in the career development process that can assist you with educational planning (choosing/changing your major), exploring career options, career decision-making, and/or career shifts. It’s important to remember that self-assessments are just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to figuring out your major and career options but often the easiest place to simply start.

The Career Connections Center offers a variety of self-assessments to UF students that are either free or have a minimal cost. On this page you will be able to learn more about the self-assessments available to you as a UF student and additional resources available to you.
When developing your Career Action Plan mindsets, self-assessments are a great tool to Learn About Yourself And Career Options.

Self-Assessments that Can Help You Learn About Yourself and Career Options



CHOMP stands for Career Help or Major Planning. The C3’s online and interactive tool, CHOMP powered by Focus2, offers a variety of self-assessments that will evaluate your areas of work interests, values, personality, skills, and leisure skills to help you make decisions about your future education plans and career goals during your time at the University of Florida.

You are also able to explore majors and occupations related to these different dimensions of self and how different majors at UF may connect to careers. CHOMP is free for UF students and alumni.

When Should I Use CHOMP?
CHOMP is a great tool to use:

  • When you are unsure of a major to choose or when you feel your current major is not the best fit
  • When you are evaluating your interests, values, and skills to make decisions about your career choices
  • When you are would like to know more about the career options available to you based on a particular major
  • When you would like to understand more about yourself to determine your best next step


What is CliftonStrengths for Students?

CliftonStrengths for Students is a web-based self-assessment tool that is designed to teach you what your natural talents are and how to develop your talents into strengths through the investment of time and energy during your on and off-campus experiences.

CliftonStrengths is grounded in Positive Psychology, the study of optimal human functioning that aims to discover the factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive. The goal of this assessment is to help you learn, develop and succeed using your strengths.

Benefits of Using CliftonStrengths for Students are:

  • Increased engagement in school and at work
  • Increased productivity in your various roles on and off campus
  • Increased sense of self-empowerment, emotional well-being

To learn more about CliftonStrengths and the 34 Themes please visit this page.

When Should I Use CliftonStrengths?
CliftonStrengths is a great tool to use when you want to:

  • Improve your self-awareness and teamwork
  • Enhance your engagement on campus
  • Identify a major or career options
  • Transform your educational experience

What do you get from taking the assessment?
After taking the assessment, you will receive a number of personalized reports, including:

  • Signature Themes Report, detailing their top five CliftonStrengths themes of talent
  • Strengths Insight and Action-Planning Guide, including highly customized descriptions of exactly how their Signature Themes appear in their daily life plus instructions for using their CliftonStrengths to succeed
  • Strengths Insight Report, featuring brief overall definitions and personalized descriptions for each of their top five themes

Accessing the Education Discount
To find out what makes you unique and thrive, review the instructions for purchasing CliftonStrengths for Students.


Energy and Engagement Log

  • Use this log as a guide to:
    • More clearly identify what activities and environments engage and energize you
    • Reframe areas in your life where you feel stuck
    • Learn how to design a life that will motivate you

There are additional self-assessments available that are offered through a variety of online resources that you can use to learn more about yourself and your career options.

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We are located on Level 1 of the Reitz Union.