Planning tools and resources

Career planning tools help students identify their strengths and weaknesses, character traits, biases and preferences, and more. By conducting an honest self-evaluation, you gain awareness of your innermost drives, desires, and belief systems to understand where you may best succeed in the work world. 

We invite you to explore our career planning tools and to contact a Career Services' Career Planning Counselor to review the results.


  • Focus 2 - Focus 2 is an online career planning and major exploration tool designed to assist with the career decision-making process. It is mobile-friendly and customized with WSU majors.
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) - Personality assessment meant to identify basic preferences for each of four dichotomies (such as introvert and extrovert) and describes 16 distinctive personality traits.
  • - Whether you’re choosing a major, planning ahead for your first career, or thinking about making a career change, MyPlan can help you explore options and bring clarity and insight into figuring out what’s right for you.
  • O*NET Career Values Inventory - Identify and match your most important work values to jobs.


  • Career Coach by Lightcast - a comprehensive labor market data to help students find careers that match their strengths and discover programs at your college that will prepare them for success. Take a career assessment, browse careers, explore WSU majors, and build a resume.
  • Best Colleges - Resources to search for the right school, save on tuition, and advance your career.
  • Academic Advising Resources - WSU Advising Quick Links to help with academic planning.
  • Career OneStop - A resource for career exploration, training, and jobs.
  • CashCourse - a WSU-sponsored site that provides resources for developing financial literacy.
  • FinAid - Financial Aid information, links, and resources.
  • Job Hunter's Bible - an extensive directory of employment and career information resources from the best-selling author of What Color Is Your Parachute? which has sold 10 million copies worldwide.
  • National Career ClustersTM & Pathways - U.S. occupational categories and career preparation information.
  • NCDA Internet Sites for Career Planning - Annotated directory of career development resources.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - BLS resource for career information regarding general occupations.
  • O*NET - DOL detailed database of occupational titles, requirements, and worker attributes.
  • STEPS - Student Training and Education in Public Service