Career Interests Game

Realistic Investigative Artistic Social Enterprising Conventional
Holland Codes
Realistic Social
Investigative Enterprising
Artistic Conventional

Artistic

People who have artistic, innovating or intuitional abilities and like to work in unstructured situations using their imagination and creativity.

For more information about possible career paths for Artistic people, click here.

Conventional

People who like to work with data, have clerical or numerical ability, carry out tasks in detail or follow through on others’ instructions.

For more information about possible career paths for Conventional people, click here.

Enterprising

People who like to work with people, influencing, persuading, performing, leading or managing for organizational goals or economic gain.

For more information about possible career paths for Enterprising people, click here.

Investigative

People who like to observe, learn, investigate, analyze, evaluate or solve problems.

For more information about possible career paths for Investigative people, click here.

Realistic

People who have athletic or mechanical ability, prefer to work with objects, machines, tools, plants or animals, or to be outdoors.

For more information about possible career paths for Realistic people, click here.

Social

People who like to work with people to enlighten, inform, help, train, or cure them, or are skilled with words.

For more information about possible career paths for Social people, click here.

Are You?

  • Creative
  • Independent
  • Courageous
  • Intuitive
  • Expressive
  • Open
  • Imaginative
  • Original
  • Complicated
  • Innovative
  • Introspective
  • Idealistic
  • Unconventional
  • Impulsive
  • Nonconforming
  • Emotional
  • Sensitive

Can You?

  • Sketch, Draw, Paint
  • Play a musical instrument
  • Write stories, Poetry, Music
  • Sing, Act, Dance
  • Design fashions or interiors

Like To?

  • Attend concerts, theatres, art exhibits
  • Read fiction, plays, and poetry
  • Work on crafts
  • Take photographs
  • Express yourself creatively
  • Deal with ambiguous ideas

Hobbies

  • Photography
  • Taking dance lessons
  • Instrument
  • Performing
  • Visiting art museums
  • Homemade crafts
  • Writing stories, poems, etc.
  • Designing sets for plays
  • Painting
  • Desktop publishing
  • Travel
  • Speaking foreign languages
  • Sewing
  • Playing a musical

MU Departments

Emphasis areas are in italics

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
Classics: Classical Humanities (AIS)
Classics: Greek (ASE)
Classics: Latin (ASE)
English (AES)
French (ASE)
German (ASE)
Psychology (ASE)
Romance Languages (ASE)
Russian (ASE)
Spanish (ASE)

SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS
Art (AEI)
Music (ASI)
Theatre (ASE)

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Elementary Education:
School Art (ASE); School Music (AES)
Secondary Education:
Art Education (ASE)
French (ASE)
German (ASE)
Italian (ASE)
Language Arts (ASE)
Latin (ASE)
Music Education (AES)
Spanish (ASE)
Speech (ASE)

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM
Journalism: Broadcast News (AES)
Journalism: Magazine (AES)
Journalism: Photojournalism (AES)

MU Organizations

Become involved in some of the campus organizations related to your ARTISTIC interests.

For more information, contact the Organization Resource Group (ORG), 2500 MU Student Center, 882-2630.

  • Associations of Black Journalists
  • Ballroom Dance Club
  • Journalism Student Association
  • Kappa Kappa Psi (Band Honorary)
  • Legion of Black Collegians Gospel Choir
  • Magazine Club
  • Maneater (campus newspaper)
  • Marching Mizzou Club
  • Medieval Reenactment Society
  • Missouri Theatre Workshop
  • Multicultural Journalism Association
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Music)
  • Screenwriting and Filmmaking Guild
  • Sigma Alpha Iota (Music)
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish)
  • Student Artists Community
  • Student Society of News Design
  • Tau Beta Sigma (Band Honorary)

Are You?

  • Well-organized
  • Conforming
  • Structured
  • Accurate
  • Orderly
  • Polite
  • Numerically inclined
  • Practical
  • Ambitious
  • Methodical
  • Thrifty
  • Obedient
  • Conscientious
  • Systematic
  • Persistent
  • Efficient

Can You?

  • Work well within a system
  • Do a lot of paper work in a short time
  • Keep accurate records
  • Use a computer terminal
  • Write effective business letters

Like To?

  • Follow clearly defined procedures
  • Use data processing equipment
  • Work with numbers
  • Type or take shorthand
  • Be responsible for details
  • Collect or organize things

Hobbies

  • Collecting memorabilia
  • Collecting any related objects
  • Studying tax laws
  • Arranging and organizing household or workshop, etc.
  • Keeping club or family records and files
  • Practicing Clutter’s Last Stand
  • Playing computer or card games
  • Reading home magazines
  • Writing family history

Career Possibilities

MU Departments

Emphasis areas are in italics

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE
Computer Science (IEC)

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Business Administration (ESC)
Business Administration:
Marketing (ESC)

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Early Childhood Education (SEC)
Educational Studies (SEC)
Special Education (SEC)

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Social Work (SEC)

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Clinical Laboratory Sciences:
Cytotechnology (ICR)

MU Organizations

Become involved in some of the campus organizations related to your CONVENTIONAL interests.

For more information, contact the Organization Resource Group (ORG), 2500 MU Student Center, 882-2630.

  • Association of Accountancy Students
  • Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting)
  • Black Business Students Association
  • College of Business Student Council
  • Delta Sigma Pi (Business)
  • Financial Management Association
  • Missouri Student Federal Credit Union
  • National Association of Black Accountants

Are You?

  • Self-confident
  • Adventurous
  • Agreeable
  • Assertive
  • Popular
  • Talkative
  • Sociable
  • Impulsive
  • Extroverted
  • Persuasive
  • Ambitious
  • Spontaneous
  • Enthusiastic
  • Inquisitive
  • Optimistic
  • Energetic

Can You?

  • Initiate projects
  • Convince people to do things your way
  • Sell things or promote ideas
  • Give talks or speeches
  • Organize activities
  • Lead a group
  • Persuade others

Like To?

  • Make decisions affecting others
  • Be elected to office
  • Win a leadership or sales award
  • Start your own service or business
  • Campaign politically
  • Meet important people
  • Have power or status

Hobbies

  • Discussing Politics
  • Attending Meetings and Conferences
  • Operating a Home Business
  • Reading Business Journals
  • Selling Products
  • Leading Campus of Community Organizations
  • Watching the Stock Market

Career Possibilities

MU Departments

Emphasis areas are in italics

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES
Agricultural Economocis (EAS)
Agricultural Journalism (ESR)
Hotel & Restaurant Management (ESR)

SCHOOL OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Parks, Recreation & Tourism (ESA)

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE
Art History & Archaeology (EAS/IRE)
Communication (EAS)
International Studies:
International Business (ESR)

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Business Administration (ESC)
Business Administration:
Finance & Banking (ESR)
International Business (ESR)
Management (ESR)
Real Estate (ESR)
Public Administration (ESR)

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Industrial Engineering (EIR)

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Textile & Apparel Management (ESA)

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM
Journalism (EAS)
Journalism:
Advertising (ESA)
News Editorial (ESA)

SCHOOL OF LAW
Law (ESA)

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Health Services Management (ESC)

MU Organizations

Become involved in some of the campus organizations related to your ENTERPRISING interests.

For more information, contact the Organization Resource Group (ORG), 2500 MU Student Center, 882-2630.

  • Alpha Kappa Psi (Business)
  • Alumni Association Student Board
  • Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM)
  • Campus Libertarians
  • Chancellor’s Leadership Ambassadors
  • College of Business Student Council
  • College Democrats
  • College Republicans
  • Emerging Leaders Program
  • Entrepreneurs Unlimited
  • Financial Management Association
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • International Law Society
  • Marketing Forum
  • Missouri Environmental Law Association
  • Missouri Equal Justice Foundation
  • Missouri Students Assocation
  • Model United Nations
  • MU Consulting Associations
  • National Agri-Marketing Association
  • Network of Female Leaders
  • Rho Phi Lambda (Recreation, Parks & Leisure)
  • Student Bar Association
  • Student Foundation Development Fund
  • Student Government Groups
  • Women’s Law Association

Are You?

  • Inquisitive
  • Scholarly
  • Independent
  • Analytical
  • Cautious
  • Logical
  • Scientific
  • Intellectually self-confident
  • Complex
  • Observant
  • Reserved
  • Curious
  • Precise
  • Broad-minded

Can You?

  • Think abstractly
  • Solve math problems
  • Understand scientific theories
  • Do complex calculations
  • Use a microscope or computer
  • Interpret formulas

Like To?

  • Explore a variety of ideas
  • Use computers
  • Work independently
  • Perform lab experiments
  • Read scientific or technical journals
  • Analyze data
  • Deal with abstractions
  • Do research
  • Be challenged

Hobbies

  • Book club
  • species
  • Collecting rocks, stamps, coins, etc.
  • Astronomy
  • Computers
  • Amateur Radio
  • Crossword puzzles/board games
  • Visiting museums
  • Recreational flying
  • Preservation of endangered

Career Possibilities

MU Departments

Emphasis areas are in italics

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES
Animal Sciences (IRS)
Biochemistry (IRE)
Entomology (IRS)
Horticulture (IRS)
Plant Pathology (IRS)
Plant Sciences (IRS)
Rural Sociology (IES)

SCHOOL OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Soil, Atmospheric Sciences (IRS)

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
Anthropology (IRE)
Art History & Archaeology (EAS/IRE)
Biological Sciences (IRE)
Chemistry (IRE)
Computer Science (IEC)
Economics (IAS)
Geography (IRE)
Geological Sciences (IRE)
International Studies:
Environmental Studies (IRE)
International Griculture/Community Development IRS
Mathematics (IRE)
Microbiology (IRS)
Physics (IRE)
Sociology (IES)
Statistics (IRE)

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Business Administration: Economics (IAS)

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Agricultural Engineering (IRE)
Chemical Engineering (IRS)
(Biochemistry & Chemistry Environmental Options)
Civil Engineering (IRE)
(Environmental Option)
Computer Engineering (IRE)
Electrical Engineering (IRE)
Industrial Engineering (EIR)
Mechanical Engineering (RIS/IRE)

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Environmental Design (IRE)

HONORS COLLEGE
Pre-med (IRS)

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Communication Science & Disorders (SAI)
Speech Language Pathology (SAI)
Audiology (ISR)
Radiological Sciences:
Radiography (IRS)

MU Organizations

Become involved in some of the campus organizations related to your INVESTIGATIVE interests.

For more information, contact the Organization Resource Group (ORG), 2500 MU Student Center, 882-2630.

  • Agronomy Club
  • Alpha Chi Sigma (Chemistry)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Nuclear Society
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Anthropology Student Association
  • Biochemistry Club
  • Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering)
  • Engineering Student Council
  • Food Science Association
  • Geography Club
  • Geology Club
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Mathematics Teacher Organization
  • Meteorology Club
  • Philosophy Club

Are You?

  • Practical
  • Thrifty
  • Self-controlled
  • Athletic
  • Curious about the physical world
  • Independent
  • Straightforward/frank
  • Stable
  • Ambitious
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Concrete
  • Systematic
  • A nature lover
  • Reserved
  • Persistent

Can You?

  • Fix electrical things
  • Solve electrical problems
  • Pitch a tent
  • Play a sport
  • Read a blueprint
  • Plant a garden
  • Operate tools and machinery

Like To?

  • Tinker with machines/vehicles
  • Work outdoors
  • Use your hands
  • Be physically active
  • Build things
  • Tend/train animals
  • Work on electronic equipment

Hobbies

  • Refinishing furniture
  • Coaching team sports
  • Landscaping
  • Growing plants/flowers
  • Building models
  • Taking exercise classes
  • Hunting/fishing
  • Repairing cars, equipment, etc.
  • Target shooting
  • Woodworking

Career Possibilities

MU Departments

Emphasis areas are in italics

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES
Animal Sciences (IRS)
Biochemistry (IRE)
Entomology (IRS)
Horticulture (IRS)
Plant Pathology (IRS)
Plant Sciences (IRS)
Rural Sociology (IES)

SCHOOL OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Soil, Atmospheric Sciences (IRS)

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
Anthropology (IRE)
Art History & Archaeology (EAS/IRE)
Biological Sciences (IRE)
Chemistry (IRE)
Computer Science (IEC)
Economics (IAS)
Geography (IRE)
Geological Sciences (IRE)
International Studies:
Environmental Studies (IRE)
International Griculture/Community Development IRS
Mathematics (IRE)
Microbiology (IRS)
Physics (IRE)
Sociology (IES)
Statistics (IRE)

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Business Administration: Economics (IAS)

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Agricultural Engineering (IRE)
Chemical Engineering (IRS)
(Biochemistry & Chemistry Environmental Options)
Civil Engineering (IRE)
(Environmental Option)
Computer Engineering (IRE)
Electrical Engineering (IRE)
Industrial Engineering (EIR)
Mechanical Engineering (RIS/IRE)

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Environmental Design (IRE)

HONORS COLLEGE
Pre-med (IRS)

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Communication Science & Disorders (SAI)
Speech Language Pathology (SAI)
Audiology (ISR)
Radiological Sciences:
Radiography (IRS)

MU Organizations

Become involved in some of the campus organizations related to your REALISTIC interests.

For more information, contact the Organization Resource Group (ORG), 2500 MU Student Center, 882-2630.

  • Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow
  • Agricultural Economics Club
  • Agriculture Systems Management Club
  • Agronomy Club
  • Alpha Epsilon (Agricultural Engineering)
  • Alpha Mu Honor Society (Agricultural Mechanization)
  • Alpha Tau Alpha (Vocational Agriculture)
  • Alpha Zeta (Agriculture)
  • American Society of Agricultural Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Block and Bridle Club
  • Climbing Club
  • Engineer’s Club
  • Engineering Student Council
  • Forestry Club
  • Health Physics Society
  • Independent Aggies
  • Mizzou 4-H
  • Mizzou FFA Alumni
  • Rodeo Club
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Sports Medicine Club
  • Student Parks, Recreation & Tourism Association

Are You?

  • Friendly
  • Understanding
  • Patient
  • Helpful
  • Cooperative
  • Empathic
  • Idealistic
  • Generous
  • Kind
  • Insightful
  • Responsible
  • Persuasive
  • Outgoing
  • Forgiving

Can You?

  • Teach/train others
  • Express yourself clearly
  • Lead a group discussion
  • Mediate disputes
  • Plan and supervise an activity
  • Cooperate well with others

Like To?

  • Work in groups
  • Help people with problems
  • Participate in meetings
  • Do volunteer work
  • Work with young people
  • Wlay team sports
  • Serve others

Hobbies

  • Volunteering with social action groups
  • Helping others with personal concerns
  • Religious activities
  • Writing letters
  • Meeting new friends
  • Going to parties
  • Joining campus or community
  • Attending sporting events
  • Playing team sports
  • organizations
  • Caring for children

Career Possibilities

MU Departments

Emphasis areas are in italics

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES
Food Science & Nutrition (SEI)

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
History (SEI)
International Studies:
East Asian Studies (SEI)
European Studies (SEI)
International Agriculture/Commity Development (SEI)
Latin American Studies (SEI)
Russian Studies (SEI)
South Asian Studies (SEI) Peace Studies (SEI)
Philosophy (SAI)
Political Science (SEI)
Psychology (SIE)
Religious Studies (SAI)

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Early Childhood Education (SEC)
Educational Studies (SEC)
Curriculum & Instruction
Interdepartmental
Practical Arts & Vocational Technical Education
Special Education
Elementary Education (SEC)
Secondary Education (SAE)
Art Education
Behavioral Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
French
General Science
German
Italian
Language Arts
Latin
Mathematics Education
Music Education
Physics
Social Studies
Spanish
Speech
Technical Education (Agricultural Business, Home Economics, Industrial Technology & Marketing Education) Special Education (SEC)
Behavior Disorders
Learning Disabilities
Mild/Moderate Mental Retardation
Severe Developmental Disabilities
Curriculum Development for Exceptional Students
Mental Retardation
Early Childhood Special Education
Administration & Supervision of Special Education

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Consumer & Family Economics (SEA)
Human Development & Family Studies (SEA)

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Social Work (SEC)

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Communication Science & Disorders (SAI)
Occupational Therapy (SRE)
Physical Therapy (SIE)
Respiratory Therapy (SIR)

SCHOOL OF NURSING
Nursing (SIA)

MU Organizations

Become involved in some of the campus organizations related to your SOCIAL interests.

For more information, contact the Organization Resource Group (ORG), 2500 MU Student Center, 882-2630.

  • Alpha Phi Omega (Service)
  • Amnesty International
  • Association for Childhood Education International
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Campus Religious Organizations
  • College of Education Student Council
  • Council of Teachers of English
  • HALO (Hispano American Leadership Organization)
  • Health Related Professions Divisional Student Council
  • Mathematics Teacher Organization
  • National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • PARTY (Promoting Alcohol Responsibility Through You)
  • Peer Rape Educators
  • Sexual Health Advocate Peer Education

Instructions

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, Focus 2, and the Missouri Occupational 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 hover your mouse over the color hexagon above.  Click on your first, then second and then third choices of the Holland categories to find out more information on areas of study at MU, career possibilities, co-curricular activities and hobbies that correspond to your strongest interest areas. This will give you additional ways of exploring career-related interests and getting involved in your career planning.