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Student Center 240

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401


Phone: 605-626-2371

Fax: 605-626-3399




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Career Services
Online Resources
Several different types of assessments are available to help you gather information about yourself and possible career options.  Most are available through the Career Development & Placement Center by appointment.  Some are also available online free or payable by credit card.
To use the free counseling and consultation provided by our office, just call for an appointment.  The following types of assessment are available to current students: interests (free, $5, or $10 at your choice), values (free or $3), preferred skills ($3),  temperament (free), and type ($12).  Alumni are eligible to receive limited assistance at a higher cost, currently not to exceed $25 per assessment.
Feel free to try any of the following assessments, with the understanding that they are not tests and do not tell you what you should do or be, nor do they assess your aptitude.  They are used only to help you identify and organize your strengths in relation to career choices.  If you choose to use on-line assessments, you are also encouraged to bring those results with you for discussion as you plan your next steps.
If any of the following links do not function properly, please contact us immediately.  Thank you.
Online Assessments and Resources
These links are provided to help you explore career options.  However, they are not tests, nor are they guaranteed to give you definite answers.  For more assistance, please schedule an appointment with the Career Development & Placement Center at 626-2371.
This instrument is designed to identify different types of personality traits, with information about careers that tend to attract those types of personalities.
This site at UNC-Wilmington can help you identify some of the possible careers that are commonly associated with specific majors or go to
To view podcasts about careers, go to and select View all Podcasts & Videos in the box on the right.
O*NET for Matching Skills With Careers and finding career information.
The Career Interests Game
This adapted information from the U. of Missouri will help you match your interests and skills with similar careers.  You can see NSU majors and related activities in our Choosing a Major pages.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides these descriptions of what workers in over 250 occupations do on the job, working conditions, training and education required, and a variety of other job-related details.  Employment trends and other statistics are also available.

Information about careers within several career clusters that may be of interest to you.
Sloan Career Cornstone Center for science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and health careers.

This is one of several sites that provide the basics of career planning, job hunting, resume writing, and interviewing.

This site from the National Association of Colleges & Employers has great resources for job hunters, as well as vacancy listings.
Additional assessments are offered on-line at your expense.  However, these or similar assessments are available through Career Development & Placement, as well.