UAB Ph.D Careers and UAB Career and Professional Development Services offers two online career guidance systems, Focus and TypeFocus. Both offer career assessments that raise self-awareness by helping you identify unique interests, skills, values, and personality characteristics. Customized reports are included.

Focus matches your assessment results with suggested careers and UAB majors to explore. Although you have already chosen a degree and focus, this system maintains thorough information on 1,500 occupations and guides you in building an individual Action Plan. The results may give you options for occupations you may have never considered.
 
TypeFocus assesses your personality type and incorporates it into personalized reports that offer insight into the following 3 topics:
    1. What career choices fit with my personality?typefocus-logo
    2. How can I get along with people better?
    3. What are my learning style strengths?





The SciPhD Online Self-Assessment training course introduces 24 core business competencies valued by business, relates them to experiences academic scientists have already had, and assists you in scoring your ability in each of these areas. You will also develop “experience statements” that are practical demonstrations of your competency in each area.  Cost of this assessment and report to the individual user is $19.95. sciphd-training-logo

 






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