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Welcome to the Career Interests Game! This is a game designed to help you match your interests and skills with similar careers. It can help you begin thinking about how your personality will fit in with specific work environments and careers. Come play along and see what happens! For more information about the Career Interests Game, careers, majors, and self-assessments (the SDS, Discover and Card Sort), call or come by the MU Career Center.
This exercise is based on Dr. John Holland's theory that people and work environments can be loosely classified into six different groups. Different peoples' personalities may find different environments more to their liking. While you may have some interests in and similarities to several of the six groups, you may be attracted primarily to two or three of the areas. These two or three letters are your Holland Code.
Imagine walking into a room in which the six groups of people below are already interacting. Read the descriptions of each group and list the group you would be drawn to first, then your second choice, and finally your third choice.
For example, if you choose R then E and then S you would most resemble the Realistic type, somewhat less resemble the Enterprising type, and resemble the Social type even less.The types that are not in your code are the types you resemble least of all. Most people, and most jobs, are some combination of two or three of the Holland interest areas.
Now click your mouse on your first, then second and then third choices of the Holland categories above to find out more information on areas of study at MU, career possibilities, co-curricular activities and identifications that correspond to your strongest interest areas. This will give you additional ways of checking out your career-related interests and getting involved in your career planning.