Assessments - FOCUS2
FOCUS2 combines self-assessment, career and major exploration, decision making and action planning in one comprehensive assessment. Customized with majors offered at CCSU, students' assessment results are matched to career options and majors/programs offered at Central. FOCUS2 guides students through a reliable career and education decision-making model to help them select their majors, make informed career decisions and take action.
Focus2 – You can count on the results from Focus2 for these reasons.
Focus on your personality type - Your reports will be based upon the work of C. G. Jung, a Swiss psychoanalyst who published a book called Psychological Types that changed the way people saw themselves. When people understand their personality preferences, they often experience a surprised "ah-ha" feeling of enlightenment. Choices and events that used to be puzzling now make sense. Join the millions upon millions who have discovered what strengths they have based on their personality preferences.
Scientifically validated assessment tools - All the assessment tools in the Focus2 site have been scientifically validated and proven over time to be what they say they are: some of the best assessment tools that can be created. This means you can trust them. Focus2 measures three interactive concepts: personality, interests and values. The combination of these three instruments gives unparalleled power to providing you with great insights and accurate results. The Focus2 assessment tools have been designed to be interactive and fun as well as reliable and valid.
Useful application tools - Focus2 reports are heuristic, which means the reports "serve as an aid to learning, discovery or problem-solving by experimental methods." Another way of saying this is that the Focus2 reports will give you feedback in such a way that you can help yourself. The reports are designed to be used to improve your performance. That's why the Focus2 motto is Success Through Self Awareness. As you become more aware of why you do what you do, you become more effective at what you do. It is a positive feedback loop and is the most effective way for anyone to learn is through experience.
User friendly Program Design - Focus2 has really aimed on making your online experience a happy one. Our approach to site navigation and support is second to none. You can concentrate on how to use your personality strengths to be successful; everything you do is saved so you can come back again and again to explore your results.
Students interested in taking Focus2 may take the assessment by logging onto the Career Development Office website at https://www.ccsu.edu/csc/focus2.html and following the directions. Once completed, if a student wishes to further discussion his/her results, they may schedule an appointment by going to www.ccsu.edu/csc.
A Career and Education Planning System for College Students
To get started in Focus2:
- New Users: Create a new account.
- Use access code: BlueDevil when prompted
- Returning users: Log on (using the account you have already created)
FOCUS 2 combines self-assessment, career and major exploration, decision making and action planning in one comprehensive assessment. Customized with majors offered at CCSU, students' assessment results are matched to career options and majors/programs offered at Central. FOCUS 2 guides students through a reliable career and education decision making model to help them select their majors, make informed career decisions and take action.
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