How to Interpret Your Career Aptitude Test Results

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 12/15/16 8:30 AM

Recently, we blogged about how taking a career aptitude test can help you choose a major if you’re feeling uncertain about what you want to study in college. (We also wrote up a list of four tests to help get you started.) 

Some career tests will churn out results that point you toward pretty specific degree path—“You’d make a great accountant, so study accounting!”—while others give a more general sense of your strengths, weaknesses, and interests. These kinds of results can be trickier to interpret, with categories like “mental acuity” and “spatial ability.”

While we can’t cover every possible outcome of your career aptitude test, we can help you understand what these categories are evaluating and what high or low scores might mean for you—including a few majors to explore as a result.

Because the Complete Aptitude Test evaluates your skill set across seven different categories, we’ll use it as an example here. Whichever test you decide to take, you can likely interpret your results in much the same way.

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Topics: Aptitude Tests

Can’t Choose a Major? Start with These 4 Career and Personality Tests

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 12/8/16 8:30 AM

Having trouble deciding which major is right for you? You’re not alone.

A great option is to take an online test to help determine what your passions, strengths, and weaknesses are. Once you’re finished, these tests will generate a few possible matches for you, based on how you answer.

If you’re feeling stuck, give these four tests a shot.

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Topics: Choosing a Major, Aptitude Tests

Can a Career Aptitude Test Seriously Help You Choose a Major?

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 12/6/16 8:30 AM

If you’re feeling uncertain about what you want to major in, don’t fret—you have a lot resources available to you. In fact, we’ve written before about majors for popular career paths, the best majors for deciding students, and IPFW’s Pathways program.

But if you’re still feeling out your options, you might consider taking an online career aptitude test.

These quizzes will ask you all sorts of questions about your passions, your strengths, your weaknesses, and your goals, and suggest a few possible career paths that suit you.

From there, you can work backwards to figure out a major that will prepare you for your career—though keep in mind, the right major for the job may not always be the obvious one.

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Topics: Choosing a Major, Aptitude Tests


 

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