Find Your Direction


Find Your Direction


This quiz is designed to get you thinking about your interests and skiils and which programs may interst you. It is not a valid psychological assessment. Make note of which answer (i.e., A, B, C, ect) best suits you, and tally them up at the end to discover which of our programs might suit your interests! We encourage you to continue to explore and reflect on your interests and skills and use other resources as you make decisions about your future!


1) WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST?

a) Movie, live theatre, or art
b) Nature and building things
c) Teaching and helping others
d) Commerce and sales
e) Expressing your opinions
f) Researching and analyzing information
g) Learning about the world

   

4) WHAT DO YOU VALUE THE MOST?

a) Originality
b) Sustainability
c) Compassion
d) Success
e) Exposing the truth
f) Order
g) Open-mindedness


2) WHAT ACTIVITY WOULD YOU RATHER PARTICIPATE IN?

a) Photography
b) Hiking
c) Interacting with youth
d) Using social media
e) Public speaking
f) Learning how things work
g) Travelling

 

5) HOW WOULD OTHERS DESCRIBE YOU?

a) Artistic
b) Passionate about nature
c) Caring and nurturing
d) Innovative
e) Persuasive
f) Organized
g) Analytical and a deep thinker


3) WHAT ARE YOU BEST AT?

a) Creating
b) Being environmentally conscious
c) Empathizing
d) Planning and negotiating
e) Crossword puzzles
f) Sudoku and problem-solving
g) Learning new languages

 

6) WHICH CAREERS FROM THE FOLLOWING
LIST INTEREST YOU THE MOST?

a) Musician, animator, or writer
b) Consercation officer, environmental consultant, or petroleum engineer
c) Teacher, social worker, or counsellor
d) Sports team manager, market researcher, or mutual fund manager
e) Journalist, writer, or police officer
f) Lab researcher, software developer, or risk analyst
g) Politician, interpreter, or community organizer


If you selected mostly:


A's You may be happiest when you have the opportunity to be creative and artistic. Do you enjoy expressing yourself and using your imagination to solve problems?  If so, some programs for you to consider include:

  • Arts Education
  • Creative Technology
  • Creative Writing
  • Film Production
  • Software Systems Engineering
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
   

B's You my enjoy studying disciplines that are environmental and technical. Are you passionate about the future of our planet and how things work? You may be best suited to the following programs:

  • Biology
  • Environmental iology
  • Environmental Systems Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Industrial Systems Engineering
  • Resource and Environmental Studies
   

C's Your strengths may be that you are nurturing and supportive. Do you like to help others and enjoy fostering human development and wellness? One of these programs might be for you:

  • Education
  • Health Studies
  • Medical Imaging
  • Nursing
  • Pre-medicine
  • Social Work
  • Therapeutic Recreation

D's You may prefer careers where you can be entrepreneurial and enterprising. Are you a numbers person, or do you enjoy people, or both? You might want to consider these programs:

  • Acounting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Local Government Authority
  • Marketing
  • Sport and Recreation Management
 

E's You may thrive on communicating and investigating. Are you curious about the world around you and do you enjoy expressing your opinions? Some programs for you to consider include:

  • Anthropology
  • Human Justice
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Journalism
  • Police Studies
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
 

F's You may consider yourself to be deductive and analytical. Do you enjoy researching and analyzing information and finding solutions to complex problems? One of these programs may be right for you:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Petroluem Systems Engineering
  • Physics
  • Software Systems Engineering
  • Statistics

G's Some may describe you as social and inquisitive. Are you interested in history and human interactions, and do you enjoy learning about other cultures? One of the following programs may interest you:

  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Social Studies
  • International Languages
  • History
  • Film Studies
  • Art History
  • Anthropology
 

Undecided?

Was this exercise difficult for you or did you circle many different letters? No worries! Many of us don't know what we want to study when we start university and many of us change our minds throughout our time here. On average, 23% of students change their faculty throughout their studies at least once.

University is a wonderful time to try new things - you can find our what you're passionate about, what motivates you, drives you, or "fills your bucket"! Whatever you want to call it - we are here to support you as you navigate this journey. And remember, you probably won't stay in the same job forever. Enjoy your unique journey of constructing your career and making informed decisions and re-decisions along the way.