Career Assessment Tools

Career Planning offers individual assistance for students who are trying to determine their career path. We use a variety of methods.

  • "FOCUS" is an interactive program that can be used once you contact the Career Planning office to obtain a username and/or password.  See the description below.
  • We also offer a resource called "College, Knowledge, and Jobs" that  connects majors to appropriate careers.
  • You can also take Paper and Pencil Tests - (Self Directed Search),  which can help you determine which careers you are suited for.

FOCUS

This program will help you develop an accurate picture of your personal strengths, needs and preferences; and will help you develop a sound career plan. At its core, FOCUS offers valid and reliable research based career assessments. Used exclusively by more than 1,500 career planning and placement offices nationwide.

Remember: To use this program, SUNY Potsdam students must contact the Career Planning office to obtain a username and/or password.